Willy Wonka Weekend at Ritz-Carlton Naples

This definitely has to qualify as one of the wackier posts I've written for HotelChatter. Just the other week, I wrote about the Ritz-Carlton Naples opening a new restaurant, but this week, the story was their annual Willy Wonka Weekend. The weekend is an event that goes on in the afternoons Saturday and Sunday where kids and their parents can come and eat their way through the wonderful confections whipped up by the hotel's staff, including huge meringue mushrooms and oompa loompas (no joke!), a chocolate fondue river, and huge lollipops.

This year features a special opening night premiere where guests can come talk to Roald Dahl's son and daughter-in-law, who will also be on hand to sign copies of the original book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.