I still remember the very first time I saw Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It was MAGICAL! I pictured myself as another character in the movie and dreamed of walking into the room where everything was made of candy. I thought to myself, I would have given the everlasting gobstopper back also. It is still the only movie, when on tv, I just can’t pass. I still watch it with the same wonderment and imagine myself in that room.
Those are the reasons why I nearly fell off my chair yesterday when I learned Willy Wonka (Nestle) is holding a REAL golden ticket contest. The tickets will be in the new Exceptionals Bar. The prizes are amazing with the 10 Grand Prize winners getting a trip around the world for themself and 3 friends plus $12,500 in spending money. While it’s not the Chocolate Factory, the world is an adult version of candy store with so much to offer and so much adventure (and Wangdoodles, and Hornswogglers, and Snozzwangers, and rotten, Vermicious Knids!)
This is a great reminder to share this amazing movie with your kids someday! It is also a terrific excuse for some family chocolate time!
Call me Veruca…but “I want a golden ticket daddy and I want it Nooooooooooooooooow!”
“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.”