Dismaland "bemusement park" is set to open on Saturday, but the website wasn't open for business to would-be attendees wanting to purchase tickets early Friday morning. Dubbed "the UK's most disappointing new visitor attraction," the counter-cultural exhibition by British graffiti artist Banksy was a disappointment to Twitter and other social media users attempting to access the website.
After a truly dismal morning of website failure, Dismaland organizers told local groups and sponsors that tickets will only go on sale from midday on Friday, according to the Bristol Post. This does not account for the fact that hundreds of thousands of people attempting to access the obviously under-prepared server hosting the website caused a crash.
The pop-up art attractions that make up Dismaland are located in a derelict lido on the seafront of Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. When the show finally opens, Dismaland can accommodate 4,000 people in two sittings each day for the next five weeks, according to the Telegraph. It can, that is, if the website will allow users to buy their tickets.
Is the Banksy brainstorm parody of Disneyland a hoax? There was speculation that difficulty accessing the website and purchasing the tickets is all part of the Dismaland "bemusement."