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See inside an artist's elaborate Disney-parody theme park

Posted at 11:10 AM, Aug 20, 2015

A popular British street artist has built a theme park that parodies and critiques the atmosphere inside family-friendly parks like Disneyland.

"Dismaland Bemusement Park" is a walkable outdoor art exhibition built along the Bristol Channel. The elaborate project was designed by Bansky and includes work from other artists.

"Are you looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out?" That's the question posed to potential Dismaland guests at the park's website.

Tickets cost about $1.50 each and entry is free for kids under five years old, although the park's website warns it contains swearing and "imagery unsuitable for small children."

Upon entry, guests must pass through a security pat-down. The park's website lists prohibited items including spray paint, marker pens, knives and legal representatives of the Walt Disney Corporation.

Attractions include Cinderella's Castle, which shows the fairytale princess' signature pumpkin carriage mangled from a crash with hordes of paparazzi snapping pictures of the wreckage. There is also a military-grade riot-control vehicle that's been turned into a children's slide and a stall that offers payday-lending style loans to children that need pocket money.

The park's online map boasts 18 unique attractions. Dismaland opens to the public on Aug. 22 and is open daily until Sept. 27.

Media members were allowed to take a walk through Dismaland this week; an editor from Mashable took the following videos and posting them to his Vine page.

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.