A REAL LIFE Wonka Factory
If you spend enough time on YouTube, you’ll eventually cross paths with a famous YouTuber named Jimmy Donaldson. He’s best known best by his YouTube moniker, Mr. Beast. His primary style, and what he’s mostly known for, is leading the trend of filming expensive stunts for his channel. With over 96 Million followers to date, Mr. Beast is one of the wealthiest YouTube influencers in the world. He was in the top ten of highest-paid YouTubers in 2020. At only 24 years old, Mr. Beast has also made a name for himself as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, and has various alternative channels dedicated to these pursuits.
While I’m not much of a stunt person, Mr. Beast’s latest YouTube experiment is one I can get behind. He recreated Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory. Even though it’s in a warehouse, it’s complete with the candy land, marshmallow room, and even the famous chocolate river. Throughout the video, we see ten contestants run through various challenges in a race to win the factory. Unlike the movie, these contestants have to do more than exercise self-restraint to win. There’s a game of hide-and-seek, a candy climbing wall, and a chocolate-eating contest.
Win or lose, this looks like it was a lot of fun.