Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island Guide


After years of silence, Willy Wonka’s magical chocolate factory is re-opening, and you’ve got a Golden Ticket. But when a group of misbehaving kids threaten to destroy Wonka’s candy creations, he needs you to save the day. Prepare to untangle a confectionary conundrum that’s full of sweet treats and sticky situations!

For walkthroughs on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island,
scroll down.


Released: November 15, 2012 (for members)
or December 6, 2012 (for all)
Common Room: Post Office
Preceded by: Super Villain Island
Succeeded by: Zomberry Island

Resources on this page

  • Synopsis from Poptropica
  • Island Extras
  • Video Walkthrough
  • Written Walkthrough
  • Album Photos
  • Trivia

Island Extras

Video Walkthrough

For a written walkthrough with pictures, scroll down on this page!

Written Walkthrough

Walkthrough written by Samwow5 (Tough Icicle)
Special thanks to: Slanted Fish & Fuzzy-B

Getting a Golden Ticket

First, when you get to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island, talk to Charlie next to the blimp. He says he will do anything for money, then walks away. Follow him all the way to the left, enter into the next area, and go all the way to the left to the payphones. Click on the one on the far left.

You’ll get a Silver Coin, and as you walk back to the right, Charlie will walk out of his house unhappily. Follow him, and enter the Corner Shop on Main Street. When you get inside, he is right next to the counter.

Give him your coin so he can buy a Wonka Bar. He asks you to open it for him. Like the polite person you are, you open the candy bar, and behold: a golden ticket!

golden ticket

After you tell Charlie to run, push the people away and exit through the door. A mini-game will follow, where you have to protect Charlie from the chasing townspeople by slowing them down.

The game’s pretty easy. Just click on the crates, trash cans, and piles of snow so Charlie doesn’t become dead meat!

charlie chase

The next morning, the townspeople are looking for Charlie when a golden ticket flies out of the sky! The townspeople chase after it, and it goes into Charlie’s area, where his home is!

Run over to Charlie’s area to the left. Follow the ticket all the way up here.

ticket roof

Finally, after all that chasing, you get the Golden Ticket! Gosh, those townspeople must be mad. 😀

Go back to Main Street, and run to the right, all the way to the Chocolate Factory. Wow, the townspeople are not even mad. Something’s up. Anyway, the gates to the factory open for you.

gates catcf

You go inside the gates, and all the kids who got a Golden Ticket (and their guardians) are there. The factory owner, Willy Wonka, asks for all the tickets, then welcomes each kid into the factory, you among them.

wonka welcome

Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory

When you go inside, all the kids except you and Charlie act up and run away. Willy Wonka wants you to find them, and asks you to get him his cane, which is resting in the left corner.

wonka cane

Once you have Willy Wonka’s Cane, run all the way to the right and drop down. You can now select which room you want to visit. Click on Chocolate first.

There’s a hand above that points which way to go. Follow where the hand tells you to go. After a while the hand leads you to the Chocolate Room, which looks like this (epic picture below by Poptropica artist Nasan Hardcastle):

Chocolate Room

Augustus Gloop, ever the greedy nincompoop, has gone nuts and jumps into the river… and now he’s stuck in a chocolate tube.

augustus tube

When you notice that Augustus is stuck, click on the green wheel beside the tube, and Augustus will be pushed a little ways up.

Now Augustus is still stuck at least halfway up. Why are you so fat, Augustus! Why?

Now, you have to use another wheel, located above Augustus and to the right a little. Click on it, and it should shoot him up a little more. Now you have to use the third wheel, located to the far left of Augustus. Click on it.

Then a bunch of Oompa-Loompas will come in and sing about Augustus, escorting Augustus’s mother to the Fudge Room to look for her son. Follow them there.

Fudge Room

You’ll see Augustus stuck in a tank. Click on the wheel beside him.

He falls down onto the conveyor belt covered with chocolate. Jump all the way to the left onto a platform and click the green button.

Now, he can pass without getting chopped into pieces. He falls down to the next level, when he gets near the Wonka-Oven. Click on the button with blue fire.

When you press the button, the oven should look like this.

Quick! Now, jump onto the platform to the right and click this red button.

Now, when you press the button, the oven should look like this.

He’s going to go down to the last level. Click this orange button when he gets to the bigger Wonka-Oven in the last row.

Now when Augustus gets in between the flames, press the next button in line to switch where the flames come out. Make sure not to let the flames touch him.

When you finish, he comes out and leaves. You leave the room too, and come back where you choose a room to go to. Click on the Television Room, and follow the hands until you reach the room.

Television Room

When you get to the TV room, you’ll find Willy Wonka teleporting his biggest candy bar through television. Then Mike Teavee decides that he wants to be the first person to be teleported through television. He gets zapped and finds himself in the television across the room.

mike tv

There’s an Oompa-Loompa next to the television. He says he was watching his show but it went on the fritz, so he asks you to adjust the antenna. The antenna should look like this when you’re done:

After you fix it, you’ll be able to see Mike clearly. An Oompa-Loompa comes onto the screen and leaves with Mike. Go into the Bubblegum Room.

Bubblegum Room

When you get to the bubblegum room, you’ll see Mike hung up. The Oompa-Loompa tells you to go to the monitor to try to save Mike. It couldn’t hurt anything, right?

Keep adjusting him until it reaches the Poptropican size flashing in the middle of the screen. The claws alternate between stretching him horizontally and vertically, and you can adjust the amount by clicking when the bar in the corner points to either more or less. With each passing turn, he shrinks a little.

stretch mike

Once you’ve adjusted him as best as you can, go back to the halls and click on the Inventing Room. Follow the hands until you reach the room, and enter.

Inventing Room

Violet Beauregarde is right next to the Gumball Machine. Step on the yellow button in the middle.

Some yellow bubblegum will come out. Violet will chew on it and, quite literally, turn violet! Well, actually, she’s supposed to be a blueberry like the dessert she tasted.


The Oompa-Loompas take her to the Juicing Room which is to your right.

Juicing Room

Now you’ll have to save Violet. Adjust all the fruits into the right position (follow the picture below):

Click “go”,  and Violet will be squeezed back to normal size! Next, head to the Nut Room.

Nut Room

Veruca Salt is there, begging her dad for a squirrel. Walk over, and when you pass the squirrels, you’ll get a Walnut. Then Veruca jumps up and tries to grab a squirrel. Some squirrels jump on her and push her down a hole. Then they do the same to her father. You jump in after them.


When you get to the room with the incinerator, jump up to the right and grab the Whipped Cream.

whipped cream copy

Then, pull the chain near the fan. A giant gumball will come out. Push it right to the fan.

Pull the chain again, and push this giant gumball right until it falls into the doorway. This will block the squirrel that might otherwise come out if it were unblocked.

Jump over the giant gumball, then run right and pull the generator switch.

Jump down to the bottom left, where there’s another generator and a trash can. Push the bin back left until it is in front of the doorway. Then pull the second generator switch. Also on the bottom floor, pick up the Fizzy Lifting Drink.

Think you’re done? Nope, another generator has started up again. Jump up and to the right, you’ll see a squirrel turning a wheel. Standing on the platform beside the wheel, use your Walnut. The squirrel will stop, and you’ll save Veruca Salt and her dad!

Before you leave, make sure you’ve grabbed the Whipped Cream and Fizzy Lifting Drink. To get out of the room, use the Fizzy Lifting Drink to lift you up to the exit.

Hi, my name is Wonka Charlie, and I work in a chocolate factory…

When you go back to the hallway, you will notice that the “Chocolate” on the room selector is blinking. Click that, and follow the hands so you know where to go.

When you arrive, Willy Wonka is there with Charlie Bucket, deciding whether to give the keys to his factory to you or Charlie. Suddenly, the land Charlie was standing on breaks off!

catcf charlie drifting

Talk to Willy Wonka and say you want to save him. (You could also say you want the keys, but he’ll call you selfish and the Oompa-Loompas will take you away! You’ll get to try again, of course.)

Once you decide to save Charlie, a mini-game will begin. Your task is to make your way across the river. You can use the Whipped Cream to help you make temporary platforms for you to hop on. The orange logs are safe for you to jump on for any amount of time. Brown platforms in the river and grass are safe for a short time before they begin to wobble and eventually make you fall into the river if you don’t move fast enough. The bigger brown rocks are not as reliable.

platform whipped cream

Keep going right, and eventually you’ll reach Charlie, whom you save with Willy Wonka’s cane.

save charlie

After you save Charlie, Willy Wonka decides to give the factory keys to Charlie, and you get a lifetime supply of chocolate and visiting rights to the factory whenever you want. And, of course, the Island Medallion, in all its red-and-white-striped glory. Congratulations! 😀

Bonus Quest Walkthrough

Wonka’s three biggest rivals have infiltrated the factory and absconded with his most important recipes! It’s your job to take to the skies and bring those recipes back!

glass elevator

How to play:

  • Simply move your mouse around the screen to fly your glass elevator.
  • Pick up the floating candy to re-fuel your elevator. Once it is full, click to release the candy to gum up the enemy planes’ engines. Do this three times to win.

Keep in mind, you are timed for all three rounds. You will have to retrieve the recipes in 40 seconds each time.

catcf bonus

The prize is Helio-Gum! When you press space bar while chewing on it, your Poptropican will float up in the air for a moment and then fall back down.


Looking for more walkthroughs? Check out our Island Help page! 🙂

Album Photos

These pictures are collected in your Poptropica photo album in the profile section. Click to enlarge.


  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island is Poptropica’s 31st island. The countdown started onNovember 14, 2012, and the island was released the next day on November 15 for members with a demo for non-members. The homepage had Oompa Loompas running across the screen followed by a dancing Willy Wonka. CatCF Island opened to all on December 6, 2012.
  • As of July 10, 2015, the island became locked to members only, with a demo for non-members.
  • This island is based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory story. You can read a preview of it, as well as some other Roald Dahl exclusive content, in the Wonka Factory Outlet on Main Street.
  • Some details of the plot and characters remain the same, but in order to incorporate you (the player) into the storyline, some elements are different – for example, there is a 6th golden ticket.
  • Common room: Post Office
  • Bonus quest for members only: Three of Wonka’s rivals have stolen his most secret recipes! Take to the skies in the Great Glass Elevator and bring these villains down to earth. The prize is the Helio-Gum item.
  • Members get an additional Charlie and the Chocolate Factory gear pack, which includes Oompa-Loompa costume, Oompa-Loompa power, and Everlasting Gobstopper item. The Oompa-Loompa costume is ONLY available during Early Access!

oompa, loompa, doompadee-doo
i’ve got another puzzle for you


238 thoughts on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island Guide

  1. Thing 1 says:

    Has this happened to anyone else? Whenever I peel down the top part of the wrapper, it just freezes at the gray part. WHAT IS GOING ON????? Please help me!

    • Blue Peanut says:

      Just squirt a line whenever u need to get on to something.
      PS DO NOT try to jump on the big brown rocks, i tried it, they r NOT stand-on-able.
      PPS Ya’know, a lot of poptropica things that look stand-able arent. sometimes it is annoying.
      PPPS i know this is kindof random, but i totally love the ” weather outside is frightfull, but poptropica is delightful” thing and the new set up.
      PPPPS I really need to stop PSing, oh well, TOODLE-OODLES!!!!!!!!!

  2. Steve5581 says:

    thanks samwow5 for making this page of how to beat charlie and the choclate factory,you must been working so long on this atricle,plus i,ve been confused how to beat the game for once so i seached how to beat charlie and the choclate factory poptropica,so thank u for making this

  3. Erickaster says:

    Urgh! Even though I click the green button, he still dies -.- I need a VERY detailed walkthrough for the saving Augustus part.

    • Fearless Eagle(aka Crys) says:

      U click on the wheel beside the tank that Augustus is in, he will fall onto a conveyer belt in a big wad of fudge. Then u go left and jump past the big peanut onto a platform with a computer looking thing on it. To the left of the computer is a green button. click it. Then jump off the platform down to the lower part of the conveyer belt. run to the right until u come to a sign that has a picture of blue fire. click the sign. Then run to the right of the big oven (or just run right, pretty much) and there’s another computer. To the right of the computer is a red button. Click it, and the flames will get really small. Be careful. If u don’t click on the button, or u think u clicked it and u didn’t (sometimes that happens, it did it with me.) Whatever u do, DO NOT click it more than once!!! If u thought u clicked it and didn’t, BE SURE u didn’t click it before u click it again!! Very important! This IS a place that he can die. If u don’t do it right he WILL die. Now go down again to the conveyer belt underneath the one u were just on. When u get down there, there will be another computer with an orange button to the right of it. Click on it. Now run to the left and there will be another orange button. When Augustus gets right in front of the flame,( wait until he’s a split second away from touching it, and I don’t mean the boy, I mean the fudge. wait until the FUDGE is a split second away from touching the fire) then click on the orange button. Then run to the left and there will be another orange button. this is the last button, and u’ll probably have to click it a couple of times. But do the same thing u did with the last button. If u do all of this right, Augustus will come out covered in chocolate, but otherwise perfectly fine. This might take u a couple of tries but u’ll get it. It took me about 10 tries, but then I didn’t completely understand Samwow5’s walkthrough. I really hope this helps u Erikaster!

    • Slanted Fish says:

      Are you in the right place? Augustus Gloop (the fat boy) should be stuck in a tube after you enter the Chocolate Room. If he isn’t, it may be a glitch and you could try contacting Poptropica via the “Contact” link on the Poptropica homepage.

  4. Noname4u says:

    When I get to the gates of the factory after I get my ticket and go inside the gates, everybody is there. The parents and the kids. EXCEPT- Mr. Wonka isn’t there 😥 How the crap am I supposed to get him there? I did everything right!

    Slanted Fish: Contact Poptropica about the problem or try restarting the island.

    • Sticky Clown,Poptropical Explorer says:

      When you click that,this scenario happens:

      (Two Oompa-Loompas appear)

      Willy Wonka (WW):I could never entrust my factory to a selfish person like you!To the salt mines with you!( :mrgreen: ) 😡
      (You run to the salt mines)

      Then,you’re back in the chocolate room.Go talk to WW and you will have to make the choice again. 😆

      • DJScratchStep says:

        If that actually happens, it would be funny, because my Poptropican is Trusty Bear. lololololol

  5. ELIZABETH says:

    im getting stuck on the fat boy were the big oven is i pushed the buttons correctly, but at the last flame it said i failed to save him it time…………………….is that a glitch?

    Slanted Fish: Make sure you activate the flames at the right time!

    • Silver Wolf says:

      It’s because a person who makes a blog can edit the comments and has to approve your comment (for example, if it’s appropriate or not) and once it’s approved, everyone can see it publicly.

  6. MysteryGirl21324 says:

    What happens if you say you want the keys?

    Slanted Fish: Wonka won’t give you the factory and you’ll have to answer the question again. 😛

    • Spotted Dragon says:

      That is a common glitch. You should report it to the Poptropica Creators. 😉
      It didn’t happen to me though, so I don’t know how to fix it. If you’re really desperate, restart the island. 😦

  7. Cheerful Bird says:

    PART!!!!!!!!! D; D; D; D; D; D; D; D; !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IGNORE THE FACE !!!

  8. bpshark1006 says:

    this is BS! I did everything wonka asked of me and did all the work! All I get is chocolate that I can’t even eat in real life! Charlie gets a FACTORY!!! He didn’t do anything!!!!!!!! RAGEEEE (haha;))

  9. anonymous says:

    I’m stuck stretching Mike TV, I skipped it and did the rest first and now I have to finish it to complete how do I stretch him to the right size?? I have tried so many times!

  10. Callie says:

    okay so i just went into the factory and im stuck under where wonka and charlie are and the kids just ran off and i cant get out or get the cane please help!!!!!

  11. Incredible Shell says:

    I don’t know if anyone can help with this but, I have just finished doing the island. I’m at the end where you get the medal and it glitches. When my character tries to get out of the river, she can’t jump out. And I can’t move the person because it’s in one of those automatic things. Help! – Incredible Shell or tardisswift

  12. IcyFoxPoptropica says:

    I didn’t choose the “get the keys to factory” option, but I read somewhere that if you don’t choose to save him Willy Wonka gets the Oompa-Loompas to chase you into the salt mines. I wonder how that looks and if you get the option to talk to Willy Wonka again and save Charlie or something else. 😀

  13. Princess says:

    I saved Veruca Salt and her dad but Willy isn’t handing Charlie the keys! I tried going back to the Nut Room and redoing the saving part, but Veruca and her dad don’t show up! 😦 Someone please help.

  14. Princess says:

    I need help again. Okay, so I’ve figured out that I probably didn’t do the Violet part right. However, I followed all the instructions and did the exact same thing but it makes my character say, “That’s not right. I should try again.”

  15. Rainy742 says:

    Hey, I can’t seem to get the knack of saving Augustus Gloop. I get to the very last bit and the last flame I can’t see on my screen so I end of frying him! Is there a way I can move quickly so he doesn’t burn? The only way I can see the last flame is if I can’t see the first two first of all so I don’t even know when he’s coming so he burns anyway! HELP!

    Slanted Fish: Just keep an eye on the flames you need to, as Augustus gets to them – you don’t need to see all of them at once. 😛

  16. TJ says:

    thanks samwow5,superthunder,and brave tomato 4 ur help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Sleepy Owl says:

    How come it’s for members only? I remember playing this a while ago without a membership and I finished it all the way through. Did they change it to members only at some point?

  18. blankagoddess says:

    It says it’s been released for all 6 years ago, but it still just says on mine that that was the demo and you need the membership. Come on!!!! I love this book 😦 😦

    P.S Cattails17, I agree 🙂 XD

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