Before heading to the airport, we made time to visit the World of Coca Cola.
We swung by the Tourism Atlanta office to pick up our Atlanta CityPass. The CityPASS includes admission to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studio Tours, Zoo Atlanta OR Center for Civil and Human Rights and Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR College Football Hall of Fame.
Upon passing through the entrance, we were greeted by large Coca Cola bottle artwork. As we walked up to the counter, we were able to choose between a bottle of Coke Zero, Coca Cola or Diet Cola to sip on.
We walked down a lane of archival Coca Cola memorabilia for a brief intro with our Coca Cola Ambassador. My favourite memorabilia item was a “piggy bank.” Back in the day, one of their campaigns was to encourage kids to save their money. Every time they put money into these banks, a little sip of cola will dispense in the little cup.
We were led to watch an emotionally charged video full of many moments of shared happiness. (I tried so hard not to cry watching such heartfelt moments).
Then we were lead out to explore the rest of The World of Coca Cola. Here are highlights of our favourite areas.
The Business of the Coca Cola Brand and its memorabilia
At first, there were bottles in all shapes and sizes. Over the years and Coca Cola became available internationally, there were many ways the Coca Cola brand localized itself in each country.
So many Olympic Pins! I like the recent designs where when put together, they form the iconic Coca Cola bottle.
All the brands internationally available in the Coca Cola Factory
International Tasting Areas
Tasting Station by Country and Continent popularity
Thank you again to Tourism Atlanta for providing the CityPASS booklet to preview local attractions in Atlanta.