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!

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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: Island Extras | Synopsis from Poptropica | Video Walkthrough | Written Walkthrough | Album Photos | Trivia

Island Extras: Map | Official Tour | Video Playlist | Book | Movie

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

Welcome to the sweet world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island!

catcf 1

Get started by talking 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 chubby little Augustus is still stuck at least halfway up.

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 appeared in a former feature known as the photo album.


  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island is Poptropica’s 31st island. The countdown started on November 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


246 thoughts on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island Guide”

  1. 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?

      1. I’m shocked. Just to get money. I thought better of Poptropica. 😦


        You need the membership for almost everything (TOO MUCH!) Also, you need the membership to unlock a freakin room! (IN WORLDS)

  2. 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

  3. I’ve completed all the other children and the chocolate room light isn’t blinking when I get back to the room selection. Pls help!

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