World of Coca-Cola.

As you may know, Atlanta is the birthplace of Coca-Cola. When C came to Atlanta for a quick visit, I thought she would like to check it out as she’s recently converted from Pepsi to Coke.

See Dr. Pemberton just outside for a glass! Then head over to the ticket office to buy your ticket and head inside.

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When you first walk in, there is a (possibly overly) cheerful person who welcomes you and then introduces you to the World of Coca-Cola. After the relatively brief intro, they shuffle you into a theatre to view a short film made by Coke (which is really adorable).

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After the film, the screen lifts up and you walk in to the main area of the museum where all of the exhibits are located.

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They have exhibits about the start of Coke.

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There they talk about Coke impostors.

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They also have a vault where they allege the recipe is kept. (I’m not so sure I believe them though.) When you walk into the room, the doors close behind you. They begin a video which plays on all of the walls about the creation of Coke. At one point they visually fill the walls with coke, and I swear it gets cooler and smells like Coke in the room when they do it. C and I both got excited by it!

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I love the old adverts for Coke. Well, I love old adverts. I love the way that companies used to target people.

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They have a wall of drinks (both past and present) made by Coca-Cola.

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Probably the most fun part of the museum is the drink cafe.

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They have fountains of drinks made by Coca-Cola that are sold all across the world. Word of advice: Don’t drink Beverly in Italy. It’s a super fun way to drink your way around the world via Coca-Cola.

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Then, they give you a free contour bottle of Coke to remember your trip!

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Inside the museum, they have a 4-D movie theatre which shows a short film about a couple of “scientists” who are trying to figure out what’s in a coke. This film was a huge miss for us. It was clearly geared towards kids (real kids, not kids at heart) under 10.

There are quite a few people, M.Stewart included, who don’t care for the World of Coke. They don’t see the point in paying to have Coke advertisements rammed down your throat. I can agree, this isn’t the type of museum that I would go to more than once or twice (it’s definitely not like going to the Georgia Aquarium, which is just across the courtyard).

The entry fee is a bit steep ($16 per adult) for what this museum is. And you have to exit through the gift shop, of course. The museum is also only entertaining for a wee while. We only spent an hour or two inside the museum. So be prepared to museum hop around the square and shell out more money to make an afternoon/day of it. All in all, though, C and I had great fun at the World of Coca-Cola. Our highlights were definitely the movie at the very beginning (“Moments of Happiness”) and the Taste it! area where you can sample different kinds of pop (as she calls it).

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