Universal Studios is making a real-life Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory


This is not a drill! This is actually happening!

It's shaping up to be a glorious year. Universal Studios Orlando has just announced that there will be a new addition to Universal Citywalk...a real-life, massive Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory! Go ahead, pinch yourself. You're not dreaming. It's going to be called "The Toothsome Chocolate Factory" and it's opening later this year.

The decor will be...wait for it...Steampunk. Yup, Willy Wonka is getting a quirky Steampunk makeover, complete with "towering smoke stacks, funky gadgetry, and staff wearing unique Steampunk fashion."

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And that's only the beginning...here's what Universal has to say about the food:

The food will take your imagination to new heights with a menu that features unique twists on classic steak, seafood and pasta entrees, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, incredible salads, all-day brunch and so much more. And the desserts will be simply…stunning. 

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the milkshakes to get your mouth watering:

Chocolate x5: An explosion of chocolate with chocolate spirals, chunks, ice-cream and whipped cream.
Bacon Brittle: A fun twist on a breakfast favorite with bacon ice cream, bacon brittle, chocolate covered bacon and bacon caramel.
Espresso Buzzzz: A coffee lover’s dream with coffee ice-cream and chocolate covered beans.
Red Velvet: A milkshake topped with a Red Velvet cupcake… enough said.
Key Lime Pie: We’ve taken this classic Florida dessert and turned it into a delicious shake. You’ll even get a slice of pie on top!

The sundaes are anything but ordinary with flavors like Salted Caramel Flan, Chocolate Brownie Bark and S’mores. This extreme twist on a summer favorite features layers of chocolate ice-cream, chocolate sauce, marshmallow cream and graham crackers.

The restaurant will also allow guests to watch the food being prepared. And of course there's going to be a gift shop. So, it's basically The Cheesecake Factory...but a bazillion times better.

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More chocolatey goodness...

Get your sugar fix at Hershey’s Chocolate Factory Tour

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Get a sugar high at Chocolate: The Exhibition... or diabetes 

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