Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory was the name of a 1971 American musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart and starred Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. It’s an adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and tells the story of Charlie Bucket as he receives a Golden Ticket, which grants him a visit to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with four other children from around the world.
It was later remade by famous director Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp as the whimsical confectionery inventor. The movies and book both took children of all ages on an amazing journey of wonder, creation and flavour. These school holidays, an adaptation of this Dahl classic will be taking place at our very own Ginger Factory all throughout the coming school holidays, right here on the Sunshine Coast.
Willy Wonka and his team of Oompa Loompas are baking up a whole new batch of deliciousness you could only have dreamt of before in your wildest fantasies. They’re in town looking for the ultimate top secret ingredient for their latest tasty creation. From Monday, the 27th of June until Friday the 1st of July from 10:30am daily, free school-holiday entertainment will be on offer: from boat and train rides to tours and games with new friends. Go on a journey of discovery and sample some of the tastiest treats in Candy Land and discover the unknown landscapes of Loompaland. With some help, nothing will stop Wonka’s flavour crusade of discovery.
Join Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas for singing, dancing and all manner of crazy antics from the man himself. Some chosen few may even get the chance to get in on some of his top secret lolly making tips – bring along the kids and immerse yourself in a land of joy and wonder. For more information visit the Ginger Factory website, or learn more about the Willy Wonker adventure here.