Actors From Original ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ to Appear at Pintastic New England Sturbridge

Pintastic New England Event to Be Held at Sturbridge Host Hotel in June

STURBRIDGE – What’s the newest sensation to hit the pinball world? The Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory pinball machine by Jersey Jack Pinball! Play it at the Pintastic New England Pinball and Game Room Expo, happening June 27-30 at The Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center.

Pinball enthusiasts will have the chance to meet Jack Guarnieri, the founder and CEO of Jersey Jack Pinball, as several Willy Wonka machines will be available for guests to play at the Automated Services booth in the expo’s vendor hall. Don’t miss the chance to meet the Wonka kids who make a rare New England appearance together at Pintastic New England. Meet Peter Ostrum (Charlie), Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca) and Paris Themmen (Mike Teavee). Have your Wonka items signed and take selfies with the kids! ($25 per signature and $10 selfies). Don’t forget your chocolate bars. Only 300 special chocolate bars will be sold, but 30 will contain tickets to be redeemed for awesome prizes!

Fans of the iconic 1971 movie can purchase a special pass to have the opportunity to meet and greet, get autographs, photos, and visit up close and personal with the actors who brought these precocious kids to life on the big screen. The CE Pass to Pintastic includes time with the kids from Roald Dahl’s timeless classic. Meet Mike Teavee (played by Paris Themmen), Veruca Salt (Julie Dawn Cole) and Charlie Bucket himself (Peter Ostrum) on Friday or Saturday at Pintastic. Visit online to secure your CE Pass before they sell out! The 4-day LE (Limited Edition) Passes have already SOLD OUT for this year’s show, so act now before the CE passes are gone as well.

Pintastic is the summer destination for lovers of pinball. With nearly 200 machines set on Free Play (no quarters needed), over forty “old school” video arcade favorites, pinball and video game tournaments, pinball seminars, an extensive hall chock full of wicked cool vendors, and much more. Delicious food, ice-cold beverages including beer, and fantastic activities for kids will be available right on-site throughout the show.

Pintastic offers single day passes, Ultimate Experience Packages, and the limited CE Meet & Greet Add-On Package with the Wonka kids. Children under the age of 5 are admitted free with an adult. For times, tickets and more details, check out the Pintastic New England Pinball and Game Room Expo website at and make your room reservations today. Contact Pintastic by phone at 774-278-3541 or by email at For reservations call the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center at 508-347-3246.


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