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Queues on the seafront for Banksy

Thousands of people from Weston super Mare queued for hours today to get some of the hottest tickets in the country - tickets to see the hugely anticipated Dismaland exhibition in the derelict Tropicana in the seaside town.

The event itself doesn't open to the general public until tomorrow - when even bigger queues are expected. There is currently a lot of controversy about the Dismaland website, which is having an unprecedented number of hits from people desperate to get a ticket.

There are even rumours the website itself could be fake and all part of the "dismal" experience - but this is only a rumour at this stage.

The latest footage from the Banksy exhibition...a must watch, but it will make dismal viewing - ha ha ha....

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Dismaland: Pictures from the queue this morning

There were only a thousand tickets up for grabs today. Credit: ITV West Country
Local residents were eager to get in on the first day. Credit: ITV West Country
You had to have a token from the local paper and a bill to prove you are a resident of Weston. Credit: ITV West Country

Dismaland tickets to go on sale at midday

According to the Weston Seafront twitter account, tickets for the brand new Banksy exhibition will be on sale online at 12pm.

Tickets will go on sale for the next 10 days but the theme park will be open for five weeks from 22nd August to 27th September 2015 - 11am to 11pm.

Capacity at Tropicana, the venue for the exhibition, is limited and visitors have been advised to book a time slot on the website for guaranteed entry.

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'Dismaland' tickets as elusive as Banksy himself

Hottest ticket in town! Locals queue up for Dismaland

Get ready! Tickets due to go on sale for Dismaland

Dismaland opens to a thousand lucky residents in Weston-super-Mare today.

But tickets for the next ten days will go on sale later today to the rest of the public on their website.

The graffiti artist's latest show at the disused Tropicana lido, is a sinister twist on Disneyland.

Featuring fair ground rides with a twist, bored park staff, plenty of art work and even a fire-ravaged Cinderella castle.

It will be open for five weeks from 22nd August to 27th September 2015 - 11am to 11pm.

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