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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
While we are anxiously waiting for Macs report, here is Dismaland's official trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2NG-MgHqEk
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
Just been there today for exclusive TG coverage! Completely 'alternative' and totally eye opening! I hope to have photos for TG as soon as my laptop is back from the menders. In the meantime, here is a overview starring my own good lady with Dismaland below (on a rainy English summer's day)...
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
I can't wait for your report Mac! That's one park I really like to see.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
Certainly looks like "Something completely different" To admire its absurdity is quite refreshing. Whether it has international - appeal only time will tell. The beauty of English weather is Mac could have driven North to the Costa-del-Mersey. Cut the grass - take the grandkids to the park and a warm glow of sunburn for not wearing my hat. But with a name like Dismaland I suppose warm rain is part of the experience, Love to see more photos too
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I saw a report on this a few days ago and wondered when the lawsuit would be filed.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

DrFumblefinger ·
I thought the same thing when I saw the photo Rob include with the post, that of Cinderella's castle with Tinkerbell--type flight over it. Disney is very protective of its intellectual property rights. I expect that suit is already being drafted.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
I think Disney would get bad press by suing and this park is only going to be open a short time, but I guess we will see. In the 1990's , there was a top ten hit by a group called Dada called Dizz Knee Land and I don't think Disney bothered them, but not certain.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

DrFumblefinger ·
I understand what you're saying Rob, but that castle is as much a part of Disney's image as it's mouse. This is one of the Disney logos (logo is used courtesy of the Walt Disney company)
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PHeymont ·
Although they might be better advised to let it ride. Not only is the parody nature of it possible armor against a suit (in
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I suspect even the font used by Disney for the name is registered and proprietary. I also think it's all part of the conceptual piece as imagined by Banksy, no fool, and he's hoping for a suit, the sooner the better. All publicity is good publicity and part, I strongly suspect, of his conceptual overview.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
I think Banksy has read the instructions "retire to a safe distance before igniting fuse" To England where the Courts know the difference between "Satire" and "Plagiarism"
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
"Disney has refused to comment on notorious street artist Banksy's latest work of art - a seaside theme park called 'Dismaland' that skewers the Happiest Place on Earth...The silence from Disney is strange, considering the company's history of fiercely defending it's copyright of Mickey's image. In 2012, the company filed a complaint against the EDM artist Deadmau5, who performs wearing a Mickey-esque face mask." More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...Mouse-like-ears.html
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
One thing I know Disney is thinking of is their British fans. They are some of the most devout Disney fans I've seen. They go to the parks and bring back tons of merchandise and they return. If they filed a suit, I think they'd get a lot bad press in Britain.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I think devoted Disney fans would welcome a lawsuit. Especially in the UK. Nothing like a good turf war. Think football. Think footpaths.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PHeymont ·
Think footballers in mouse-masks impeding a footpath...
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
Come to think of it, I sure hope Banksy didn't block any footpaths with his endeavor. That could mean more trouble than even Disney could dream up
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
Of course the best defence Banksy has is his anonymity. It is the fact that Banksy's true identity has always been a jealously guarded secret, known only to a handful of trusted friends.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
Too bad Banksy and Disney couldn't team up in the making of an amusement park. With Disney's money and know how and Banksy's great imagination they could really make something
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I suspect neither of them are real team players. I think it must be Disney OR Banksy, no meeting in the middle.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
You guys are certainly mirroring all the thoughts that we had yesterday! I hope that my photos (taken in the drizzle) will come out to show you. The views that struck us immediately were the Dismaland logo above the entry (and on the souvenir T shirts), the Mickey Mouse ears worn by all the staff, the dilapidated, iconically-shaped, crumbling fairy tale castle with it's polluted moat - but perhaps the most dramatic is the centrepiece in the castle with the life-sized princess's pumpkin...
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
Just a couple of dismal (!) iPhone photos to add fuel to the discussion...
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
The Dismaland website crashed again today as people tried to buy tickets. Since the website crashed over the weekend also, people were speculating that this was part of a extended performance to make the bemusement part experience worse. A spokesperson for Banksy assured the BBC that the website crashed because of high demand. dismaland-website-crashes-again-as-banksy-denies-online-ticketing-error-is-a-hoax-10471010
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 22, 2014: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Ottoman ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: What's the best ride? Hi Travel Luver! I can honestly say that I enjoyed all the rides at the Universal Studios Theme Parks, but if I had to pick a favorite or favorites, I would have to say that I particularly enjoyed the 3-D rides such as "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" (where Gru turns you into a Minion and you embark on a wild ride through Gru's lab), "The Simpsons Ride" (where you embark on a wild ride through Krustyland and Springfield), and "The...
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Re: How a super-ship manages 12-hour turnaround

DrFumblefinger ·
Sometimes when I'm in Vancouver I head to Canada Place to watch the cruise ships coming and going. You actually get to see the belly of the ship being loaded. The dozens of palates of food that go on is amazing. Would you have thought a cruise ship would consume 3 massive containers of potatoes in a week? 2 of onions? Might even have been more, that's all I saw. It is truly a model of efficiency.
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Re: Super-tide at Mont-Saint-Michel: High water and 30K viewers

GarryRF ·
It's amazing to see that nature can be predicted. We can prepare for it and enjoy its wonder.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 5, 2014: Tossa de Mar, Spain

IslandMan ·
I love fortified towns and this one is exceptional...thanks PH
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Super Bowl crowds the skies

PHeymont ·
U.S. airlines are adding dozens of extra flights, and even some temporary routes, to get fans to next week's Super Bowl game in Phoenix. United's added the most, with 55 extra flights, both others are not far behind. As well, some airlines are using...
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Super-tide at Mont-Saint-Michel: High water and 30K viewers

PHeymont ·
Last Saturday's "super-tide" at Mont-Saint-Michel, the island monument just off the coast at the border of Normandy and Brittany, drew over 30,000 spectators from all over the world, anxious to see the storied island as it seldom is...completely...
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How a super-ship manages 12-hour turnaround

PHeymont ·
Today's (Mar 22) NY Times has a fascinating article on the "backstage" operation involved in getting 6000 passengers off a ship, washing 93,000 pounds of linens, loading up all the food and water, and getting the next 6000 passengers out to...
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M&M World, Times Square, New York

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her tasty visit to the M&M’s World Times Square Store on her visit to New York last Christmas. It was a wonderful treat.
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Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
          Ad for Dismaland on their website The anonymous British street artist Banksy has opened an amusement park like no other in Weston-super-Mare, Somserset, England. It's built on the abandoned...
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One Year Mission to Mars Underway in Hawaii

Travel Rob ·
  Last week, six people began a year-long mission to Mars simulation on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii. The volunteers sealed themselves inside a dome habitat intent on studying how deep space missions can maintain...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 22, 2014: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Ottoman ·
    Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, is a fun and exciting family destination; However, although Universal Studios does offer activities for children of all ages, it is my opinion that the majority of this vacation destination caters to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 14, 2014: Super-Sized in Seattle

PHeymont ·
Seattle's Pacific Science Center, just near the Space Needle, is a wonderland of interactive science exhibits for adults and especially for children, much of it high-tech and up to date. But, children that we are, this became our favorite memory of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 5, 2014: Tossa de Mar, Spain

PHeymont ·
The last fortified hill town remaining on the coast of Catalonia, Tossa de Mar is a beach town, popular with visitors from Girona and Barcelona. The old town (vila vella in Catalan) lies within 12th-century walls just adjoining the beach. The hill on...
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Vienna: Nostalgia time for 'world's most beautiful airliner'

PHeymont ·
A restored Lockheed Super Constellation will pay a visit to Vienna Friday, and will be open to visitors.
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July 29, 2019: 1952 Oldsmobile Super 88, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spotted one of his favorite cars, a lovely Olds Super 88.
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Feb. 25, 2019: 1948 Ford Tudor Super Deluxe Sedan, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger loves to study and photograph classic old cars, such as this beauty from the 1940s.
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Mysteries at the St Louis Science Center, Missouri

Samantha ·
Samantha and family had a wonderful visit to the Saint Louis Science Center on her last visit to MO. Read more about this wonderful museum on her post.
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Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan

Tommy (Guest) ·
Even a trip to a theme park seems unique in Japan
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