Bringing Willy Wonka to Life

Posted on Jun 28 2021 - 1:11pm by Jamie

Everyone’s heard of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, right? Many of us have dreamed of visiting such a place where almost everything is edible and delicious. But what if the chocolate factory came to life? How much would it cost? Is it actually feasible to have a real-life Willy Wonka who runs a chocolate factory? Well, we were curious, so we ran the numbers. Here’s how it played out:

As you probably had guessed, bringing the chocolate factory to life is no inexpensive feat! From our estimates, it would cost Mr. Wonka over $32 million to keep his chocolate river, and that’s only one piece of the factory! Some of Wonka’s other luxuries like the lickable wallpaper (about $2,600 to cover 653 square feet of hallway) and a golden goose egg (about $6,032 each) are less expensive but still add up. The most luxurious and expensive item in Wonka’s factory would be his flying glass elevator, which we estimate would cost about $109 million when you combine the costs of an average elevator and a low-end market rocket from Lockheed Martin.

In total, it looks like Mr. Wonka and co. are looking at a grand total of $224.6 million to keep the factory running each year. For the rest of the calculations, check out the magical infographic below!

What Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory Would Cost Today from Advanced Technology Services