The idea of visiting the World of Coca-Cola was one of the starting points for our trip to Atlanta, Georgia. Right across the way from it is the Georgia Aquarium.
Our visit to the Georgia Aquarium was a little more than an afterthought. It was a lot of we’re here already so let’s get the Atlanta CityPASS and save some money.
We love to eat, but we can’t exactly spend all day driving around, even though we kinda do that all the time.
WORLD OF COKE
I was Atlanta, or as I like to think of it, the hometown of Coke and the World of Coca-Cola.
I am a gigantic Coke fan, not the fanatic who collects items but one who is obsessed with drinking it.
You’d think this would be some sort of Shangri-la to me, and part of it was.
The first room we entered after the holding area was full of Coke memorabilia.
We stand through some tired old routine. Even worse, some junior high kids are screaming, Pepsi! as their favorite drink with their parents lovingly looking on with the, I’m so proud of them face.
Next, we walk into a theater where we watch The Happiness Factory, an animated film about what happens when you deposit a quarter into a Coke vending machine. It was awful, as in no redeeming qualities bad.
I KNOW, I KNOW
The entire time my friend Isaac is whispering how much he hates me for forcing him to sit through this. Don’t worry, bud; I hate myself for it too.
The two best areas were the bottling area and the tasting area (attractions 7 and 11 for those of you following along on the booklet below).
The bottling was not all that big but gave you an idea of how the machines that bottle do their job
At the end of the attraction was a quality control area for some reason. I’m not buying it.
Some of these exhibits are very reminiscent of ones previously located at World Of Coca-Cola in Las Vegas (that attraction is closed, but I believe the store there is still open).
The last area, Taste It! allows you to sample over 60 different drinks that Coca-Cola sells throughout the world. I took a few pictures including one of ol’ faithful, the original.
If you’ve ever wondered what the worst possible soft drink is, look no further. It is available at the World Of Coca-Cola. Beverly from Italy has to be the worst drink ever created; I don’t see how anyone can like this. I think this clip sums it all up nicely:
If you’re in Atlanta, check out the World Of Coca-Cola, but even better, when you’re there, trick your friend into drinking Beverly by telling them how great it is. Trust me; it worked on me.
World Of Coca-Cola
121 Baker St NW
If I could use only one word to describe the Georgia Aquarium it would be breathtaking.
We walked in there thinking we could kill some time but it really was incredible.
Even if you only sat in front of the enormous tanks filled with fish you will end up mesmerized much like I did.
It is an ideal spot to take your family and I can’t heap enough praise on how well done and laid out it is.
225 Baker Street, NW