Amsterdam will get a theme park dedicated to chocolate and inspired by Roald Dahl’s children’s book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," city officials and entrepreneurs said on Thursday.
Just like Dahl’s fictional "Chocolate Factory" owned by Willy Wonka, the main part of the "sweets park" will be located underground, in a disused railway tunnel which was handed over by the city of Amsterdam in a ceremony on Thursday.
The attraction, which is expected to open to the public in two to three years, will feature a glass elevator and a chocolate fountain, similar to the book. It will also produce small amounts of chocolate.
The city of Amsterdam and Dutch construction company BAM are supporting the plan, which will cost 20 million euros ($26 million), partly raised with bonds that parents and grandparents can buy for their children and grandchildren.
Reuters and De Chocoladefabriek.
Seriosuly, OMG! I am so there when it opens!
And is anyone else thinking how awesome it will be to have that theme park in the land pot? You get high and get your munchies resolved at the same time! Party on!