Banksy's biggest British exhibition in six years will feature a Jimmy Savile-themed Punch and Judy show when it opens in the derelict Tropicana lido in Weston-Super-Mare on Saturday.
British journalist Julie Burchill is among the dozens of contributors the elusive artist has featured in his "Bemusement Park". Her Punch and Judy piece references the late TV personality as well as Christian Grey, star of erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey.
In a statement about the park, Banksy turned his back on street art, the movement with which he is originally associated, calling it "just as reassuringly white, middle class and lacking in women as any other art movement."
Instead, he says, Dismaland is a "deadly serious attempt to assemble the most cutting edge artists in the world right now."
Banksy told the Western Mercury: "I loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honour."
“I hope everyone from Weston will take the opportunity to once more stand in a puddle of murky water eating cold chips to the sound of crying children.”
"Dismaland" will also feature work from fellow British artists Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and Jimmy Cauty and will be at Tropicana for five weeks.
A new sign, written in a similar typeface to that of Disneyland in Anaheim, California, appeared at Tropicana on Thursday morning.
A general view of Dismaland, a collection of satirical art and sculpture by the graffiti artist Banksy, which is to go on show in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset Credit: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire
Banksy says the park is "not a swipe at Disney" and has banned any Mickey Mouse imagery from the site – except from the giant black ears his security staff are wearing. "This is an art show for the 99 per cent who'd rather be at Alton Towers", he said.
The Dismaland website describes the park as a "festival of amusements and entry-level anarchism."
Using the dry wit familiar from Banksy's other work, the website asks: "Are you looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out? Or just somewhere a lot cheaper?
"Then this is the place for you. Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus."
The park boasts 18 attractions which offer a subversive take on the grimmer aspects of everyday life, including loan shops and fly-tipping. They include the Jeffrey Archer Memorial Fire Pit, which is kept burning on the "famed perjurer's" novels, a funfair game created by Turner Prize-nominated artist David Shrigley and a prancing horse made entirely from scaffolding poles.
There are also three large galleries which boast "the finest collection of contemporary art ever assembled in a North Somerset seaside town."
Friday nights at Dismaland will have live music from acts including New York rappers Run The Jewels, Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods.
A finale gig on September 25 will feature poet Kate Tempest, Ukranian political protestors Pussy Riot and Bristol trip-hop band Massive Attack. The park, which is open 11am to 11pm every day until September 27, will stay open until 1am on weekends, with DJs on Saturday.
While locals are invited to enjoy the park from Friday, the general public can book tickets online or queue up for entrance from Saturday. The cheap tickets, priced at £3 for adults and free for under-fives, may contribute to considerable queues, with the website warning that a one-in, one-out policy may occur at busy times.
More than 300,000 people attended his Bristol show in 2009, with many queueing to get in.
The Tropicana lido closed in 2000 due to falling visitor numbers.
Nigel Ashton, leader of North Somerset Council, said: "We have been working closely with the organisers for months now, and for obvious reasons, have had to remain tight-lipped about the true nature of the event."
The rumour mill has been churning all week, and for even longer on the forums where Banksy's fans discuss his latest movements.
The first hint that something was happening at Tropicana came in early August, when Holly Cushing, the woman rumoured to be Banksy's manager, was seen at the construction site.
Locals were told a film called Grey Fox was being shot on the site, while security staff prevented people from getting within 40ft of the surrounding walls.
Banksy's show marks a return to the Bristol-based artist's south-west roots. Banksy's recent UK works include Mobile Lovers, in Bristol, and a "Spy Booth" near GCHQ in Cheltenham.