Not Pure Imagination: Willy Wonka-Inspired Chocolate Factory Opening At Universal Studios

Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is something that kids and adults everywhere had always one day hoped would be real - and now it actually is.

The Toothsome Chocolate Factory - inspired by Mr Wonka’s sweet wonderland - is set to open at Universal Studios in Orlando sometime this year.

And just in case the name wasn’t a big giveaway, there will be chocolate - lots and lots of chocolate.

There won’t be any Oompa Loompas here, but staff will be dressed up in Steampunk gear as you walk around towering smoke stacks and what “funky gadgetry”.

Milkshakes: Chocolate, ice cream and cupcakes are the order of the day (Universal)

Dreamy dessert: Creations will be made right in front of you (Universal)

That’s all well and good, but what about the stuff you can eat? As it happens, it sounds AMAZING.

You can get burgers, salads and steaks, but it’s all about the desserts here - more importantly, the milkshakes.

Some of the choices on offer will be the Red Velvet, which is basically a milkshake topped with a Red Velvet cupcake (brilliant, obvs) and the gloriously-named Chocolate x5, which is described as “an explosion of chocolate with chocolate spirals, chunks, ice-cream and whipped cream”.

Be still our pumping arteries.

Steampunk: The factory and staff costumes are inspired by the 19th century (Universal)

Savoury fans can also indulge in the Bacon Brittle - which alarmingly consists of bacon ice cream, bacon brittle, chocolate covered bacon and bacon caramel.

Everything is made right in front of you, so you will get to marvel at the sheer volume of chocolate and ice cream that will soon be safely stored in your belly.

Just admit it, you’re going to try all of it.

Top pic: Universal

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