Okay just saw this ( In WS Of course! ) and here are some thoughts about it ; First of all the boat ride. Well I think that the boat is maybe having to go through hell ( Peptory SP?? ) to get to a nice place ( Heaven ? ) or maybe Wonka wanted to see if he could trust his quests and more importantly if they would trust him. The ompa lompa could actually be slaves workers... And no one really knows what happends to the other kids...at least we never see: Your Thoughts ??