We chose to go on Monday 20 September, and thought it might help to get there early since tickets were sold out online. Weston Super mare is a doddle to get to by train, with a very regular service, and some through trains to London taking an hour from WSM to Swindon, it is also our nearest easily reachable seaside resort, so why don't I go regularly? It wasn't such a doddle on Monday with delays from Swindon, so it took over 2 hours to arrive, by which time Jay and Kathy were in the queue for Dismaland as I made my way from the station along with what seemed to be an alarmingly large number of other people. Banksy had thoughtfully written his name on the pavement with arrows, so it was easy to find the Dismaland, made me consider whether I could do that for visitors here?
The queue was very slow to move, and rumours abounded as to whether we'd actually get in that day or not. A member of staff said we wouldn't get in until 3pm, that would mean a wait of 4 hours, and not practical since I had to be home for a meeting.
After an hour and a half in drizzle, we were cold and decided we should explore the delights of Weston, and give up on Banksy. We started out in a great cafe right beside Dismaland, and here are Jay and Kathy reading red tops; it wasn't that busy when we arrived, but very busy when we left:
Knightstone Island which has a fascinating history, explored after a great fish and chip lunch in a delightful restaurant on the front.
Kathy had visited Dismaland on Saturday with her daughter Ruby who had been able to buy tickets online. She sent me the following photos of Dismaland at night: