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Inside the World of Coca-Cola

There are plenty of things to do in Atlanta, Georgia. One thing I really wanted to do was go to the World of Coca-Cola with my family and see what it was all about. It is a museum that showcases the history of Coca-Cola. From how big it looks, it seemed there was plenty to see and do. So we headed to Downtown Atlanta to see what it was all about.

The World of Coca-Cola is located in Pemberton Place. It is a 20 acre plaza, which all houses the Georgia Aquarium, that I got to check out, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. So there is plenty to do in the area. Plus you are steps away from Centennial Olympic Park. Adult tickets are $16.00, Senior Citizens $14.00, Kids up to 12 years old, $12.00, and Toddlers (0-2) are free. There is also a parking structure that is $10 per car.

The Loft area ©2017 HollyDayz
Coca-Cola bottle with Argentinian art ©2017 HollyDayz

Upon entering we were immediately greeted and offered an option of a few different types of Coca-Colas in very cool bottles that we were able to keep. We had to wait a few minutes before we were let in. While we waited in The Loft I noticed several screens displaying different things, including hello in a multitude of languages. There were also some large Coca-Cola bottles on display with artwork from Argentina and South Africa. I would soon find out more of these bottles with artwork from around the world would be all over the building.

Some memorabilia from around the world ©2017 HollyDayz

A really nice guy who had a ton of energy gave us a very cool intro to the World of Coca-Cola. Apparently we picked a great day and time to go as even he pointed out it wasn’t as crowded as it typically is. The room we were in had all types of Coca-Cola memorabilia from all around the world. Once we were given the intro we were led into a theater where we sat and watched the Moments of Happiness film which brought tears to some people. After the short film we were on our own for a self guided tour.

My niece and I with the Coca-Cola polar bear ©2017 HollyDayz

We took a picture with the Coca-Cola polar bear who we were told was made by the same people who made Jim Henson’s animatronics. After that we headed inside The Vault which was very interactive with games and more. We even saw a huge vault, which they told us houses the secret recipe of Coke. It was very cool walking through The Vault, there was plenty to do and see.

The Vault ©2017 HollyDayz

Walking around we saw some really cool nostalgic soda bar, Coca-Cola machines, Olympic torches, and a ton of memorabilia. There was also a mini theater that showed their commercials throughout the years. Bottle Works is also located inside the museum, where they give an inside look on how a bottle of Coke gets put together to ensure a perfect product for the consumer.

Soda Bar ©2017 HollyDayz
Part of the Bottle Works area ©2017 HollyDayz

One of my favorite areas of the World of Coca-Cola was the Pop Culture area. They even had the couch from season 4 of American Idol, which was cool to me because I worked on season 12. They had a station where you could make your own Coca-Cola bottle art and email it to yourself, art made from bottle caps, cans, and more. It was a lot of fun exploring the room.

My niece and I on the American Idol couch ©2017 HollyDayz
Pop Culture Bottle Artwork www.hollydayz.com ©2017 HollyDayz
Make your own bottle art I ©2017 HollyDayz

Another very cool area was the 4D theater. I have been to a few, this one had a few different elements I hadn’t experience and it was pretty cool. The film takes you around the world as two characters attempt to discover the secret formula. It was fun even though I think we sat too close because I began to feel cross-eyed for a few moments.

The very fun area is the test tasting! It was even better because it wasn’t too crowded so there was room to move and try out sodas made by Coca-Cola from around the world. They have over 100 to try. I didn’t try that many, but I did try a lot! In our opinion Europe had the worst tasting products. Africa had the best. My favorite was one from Madagascar! I went back for seconds or thirds.

Africa’s Coca-Cola Products ©2017 HollyDayz

After you are done touring around the museum exits into the store/gift shop. There is Coca-Cola everything of course and trying not to buy everything becomes hard. Of course we purchased a few things and got out of there before any more money was spent! Overall we had a good time. My sister said it was so much more inside the World of Coca-Cola that she didn’t expect. All ages enjoyed it and we all had a lot of fun.

Have you ever been to the World of Coca-Cola?

Check out some of the fun we had!

 

40 Comments

  • T. Espi (@TheStyleMedic)

    I used to live in the ATL so I’ve been to the world of Coca-Cola a few times. My favorite part is tasting the different drinks from around the world (although not all of them are winners LOL)

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    • Holly Dayz

      I really enjoyed tasting the different sodas and they are certainly not all winners for sure.

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  • L.C. @ A Life of Authenticity

    As often as I’ve been to ATL I’ve never visited the World of Coca-Cola. I think the family would love this spot. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Holly Dayz

      You should pay it a visit. It was pretty fun.

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  • Ramona

    I’ve never been to the World of Coca-Cola. It looks like a fun time. I would love to taste new flavors and create bottle art. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was a fun time. Trying new flavors was a lot of fun even if some weren’t that great.

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  • Jay Colby

    I’ve never been to Atlanta but have thought about going soon. After reading this article I know I will check out the World of Coca-Cola.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Will if you do get there, definitely check out the World of Coca-Cola. I think you may enjoy it.

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  • Aija

    This looks like so much fun, I’ll have to add this to my list for to next Atl trip.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is. I hope you get a chance to visit soon.

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  • Jo

    I need to go next time I’m in Atlanta. Every time I go I say I’m going to the World of Coca Cola and the Aquarium, but it never happens. Great photos.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Both are really nice and great fun. I hope you get there next time you go to Atlanta.

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  • Shellz

    So I visited the Coca Cola world in Vegas and Orlando but I hear Atlanta ROCKS! I love the museum like feel shown in your pictures and especially the American Idol seat (so cool). We will have this at the top of our list when we visit Atlanta!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yea if you visited the both of those then you have to go to the one in Atlanta. The American Idol couch was cool. I was excited when I saw it.

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  • mommytalkshow

    I live in Atlanta and WOCC is one of the best places to take out-of-town visitors.
    Our 6-year-old is a fan of soda now and loves to go there to taste sodas from all around the world.

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    • Holly Dayz

      My niece had a blast in there so I get it.

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  • Taylor

    i’m traveling to ATL in a couple of weeks, so thank you for this post! i love your imagery and sense of storytelling!

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  • Shanieism

    I plan to take take my daughter there this summer. I’ve heard some great things about the overall experience so I know she’ll enjoy herself. I love all the details you share about your experience.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. Oh you two will have fun although it may be crowded come the summer time.

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  • Jasmine

    I’ve never been to Atlanta, but I am planning on going this summer. I will have to check this out.

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    • Holly Dayz

      You will have fun when you do go.

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  • Kiwi

    You were in my city hey girl! I been here a couple of times and its always fun. They revamped it from the original one that used to be in downtown Atlanta years ago and the drink station is always an interesting experience.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yup yup I pop out there a good amount The drink station was definitely an interesting experience.

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  • Tiffany H.

    This is cool, if i go to Atlanta I would put this on my list of things to do. I would def be excited to try different coca cola products from around the world.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was fun trying the different products. Some were better than others.

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  • Danik

    There is a Coca-Cola museum? That is so cool. So going to hit this up when I am in Atlanta.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Sure is! It is pretty fun.

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  • Sara Broers (@TravelWithSara)

    One of my favorite museums. I also thought that the movie was worth seeing. Sometimes movies in museums are not worth it, but this one is! Such a fun place to visit and a way to experience the world of Coca-Cola, including all of those wild tasting drinks, right?

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  • shere

    i didn’t know there’s such a thing as a coca-cola world. We don’t drikn it so much, but every time we are on a trip we need to bring a cocacola bottle of that country for a friend. I think she would love this place!

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  • Claudia Laroye

    Coca-Cola is my secret vice. I drink it rarely these days, but really enjoy it when I do. It brings back great childhood memories, probably that high sugar content. 😉 I would love visiting this museum – the company’s history is really interesting.

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  • Carol Perehudoff

    I’m amazed at what they can do with attractions these days – they are so interactive. This sounds fun, especially the 4D theater.

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  • wanderingwagarschristina

    This post brought back many good memories of our trips from Toronto to Florida. On one of those trips we stopped in Atlanta to visit this place. Fun to read how it has changed- need to go back to check out the 4D theatre.

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  • Jessica The Dining Traveler

    We may go to Atlanta in a few weeks and this post inspired me to add this experience to our itinerary. Looking forward to checking it out!

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  • Nancy

    The World of Coca Cola looks like so much fun! I haven’t been to Atlanta and I when visit, I will going to the World of Coca Cola – thank you for sharing this cool spot.

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  • Lydia@LifeUntraveled

    This looks like a fun place to spend a day with the family! It’s fascinating to me how Coca-Cola started off as a small American company which then grew to an international level with hundreds of products! I’m never surprised now when I travel to any country and see the iconic Coca-Cola brand.

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  • Chrysoula Manika

    I had no idea that this kind of a museum existed. I would love to visit an learn more about the story of the Coca Cola. It looks like a great day out!

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  • Our Seaside Baby

    What a unique centre! I visited Atlanta years ago but never made it here. The history must be fascinating. Astonishing how so much places around the world have coco-cola. Polly

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  • Elaine J Masters

    A friend once worked in a Coke plant and talked about the vats of caffeine! I also wonder if you saw any evidence of cocaine powder in the history of the drink? There was a time it was legal!

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  • Carmen's Luxury Trvl (@carmensluxtrvl)

    I’ve always wanted to go here! My kids would love it. And red is my color 😉 Great post, thanks for sharing!

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  • Minority Report (@MReport_TV)

    Awwww. I remember the ad campaign with the polar bears! This place looks like a nice family day trip. Reminds me Hershey’s Chocolate World!!

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