Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Atlanta: World of Coca-Cola

Thirsty? If so, this should be a sweet refreshing read....Cheers!

Using our Atlanta CityPass, The World of Coca Cola was one of three attractions we visited at Pemberton Place, a 20-acre site in Atlanta that includes the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. This is a beautiful green open air space where kids can run and you can easily walk from one attraction to the other.

On this particular day, we'd come to Pemberton Place, named after Dr. John Pemberton, inventor of the original Coca-Cola formula to explore the World of Coca-Cola and taste that famous formula. Funny thing is, I've been to Atlanta many times over the years, but never made it inside for a tour. Come along and I'll share some of the highlights from our visit.

Welcome to The World of Coca-Cola

The Lobby
The circle shaped lobby is very cool with multiple TV screens showing various Coke images. From the moment you walk into the lobby you're given an ice cold Coke to awaken your taste buds and get you ready to enjoy the World of Coke.

Highlights in Pictures

Tour introduction and opening remarks

The Loft, featuring Coca Cola artifacts past and present

I could have literally spent hours looking at all the Coke artifacts. Until you go through this tour, you really have no idea how much the story of Coca Cola parallels with American history in the 20th Century.

This quote is so very true, "A bottle so distinct that it could be recognized by touch in the dark or when lying broken on the ground." Now that's what you call product recognition and a heck of a marketing strategy.

You can even have a photo meet and great with the famous Coke Polar Bear!

At the Coca-Cola Theater, you'll see a short film celebrating life's happy moments. I must admit seeing all the smiling faces and heartfelt moments was a bit of a tear-jerker.
A display of cool Coke bottles and unique artwork on large bottles.

One of the absolute high points of the tour was taking photos with the 1996 Olympic relay torch.

Taste it! This was the kids' favorite stop during our tour and I've been warned that I must bring them back here every time we come to Atlanta.

Tasting different flavors from around the world

 Seriously, can I just drink in this moment in! A whole entire room where you can taste more than 100 different beverages from around the world. My favorite flavors were Coca-Cola Life (sweetened with sugar and stevia) and just about every version of Fanta ever made, I love all the fruity deliciousness that is Fanta. But my favorite Fanta flavor was Melon Frosty from Asia. Honestly, I almost had to drag the kids out of the tasting room....Yes, we got cola wasted!

Bottle processing

 You get to grab one of these cute little bottles as you exit the Tasting room into the Coca-Cola merchandise store.

My daughter bought a t-shirt and grab bag from the gift shop. The mystery item was a bottle opener and lanyard made from recycled soda bottles, how cool is that. This was a fun tour for the entire family. We learned about the history of Coca-Cola, experienced dynamic interactive exhibits and tasted the many flavors of Coke while immersed in the World of Coca-Cola!

Not a sponsored post, just my thoughts!

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