World of Coke: Ever since I can remember, I have had a soda addiction. When I say soda, I mean Coca-Cola. I recently went to downtown Atlanta, Georgia and the World of Coca-Cola was on the TOP of my list. I have always wanted to learn the history of this beverage company.

The feeling I had when we first arrived can be described as the feeling a child gets on their first visit to Disney World. Yes, I was that excited. So if you are considering going to the World of Coke or you just want to know what it’s like, this post is for you. Here is The World of Coca-Cola from The Impulse Traveler’s point of view.

Image of the World of Coke

1. Arrival

The World of Coke is located in Centennial Olympic Park and there are parking garages there to accommodate visitors. When I arrived at the World of Coca-Cola, the attendant scanned my e-ticket and I waltzed right in. I highly recommend buying your World of Coke tickets online so you don’t have to wait in line. You have to walk through security so if you have a purse or backpack be sure to have those ready for inspection (it literally takes like 2 minutes). When you walk into the building, you are greeted and are given an ice-cold Coke in a glass Coca-cola bottle.

After you get your coke, you will be ushered into another room with all types of Coke memorabilia (pictured above). You can take photos and pose with them if you’d like. There is a Coca-Cola employee that will tell you multiple fun facts about coke. The main purpose of this room is to keep you busy while other customers finish the welcome video.

2. Welcome

So once it’s your turn to watch the welcome video, you will be taken into a theatre. You will watch a video to demonstrate the happiness that coke brings. I won’t talk about the contents of the video because I want you to experience it for yourself. I must say that the video is my FAVORITE part of the entire World of Coca-Cola. But I will tell you that I cried while watching the video, it was that great.

After the video, you will be able to walk around and experience the rest of the world of coke as you please and at your own pace.

3. The Secret Formula

There is an exhibit that is dedicated to the secret formula. You can walk through a museum-type room and it tells you about the history of the secret formula. At the end of the exhibit, they unveil the vault where the secret formula is hidden. It’s kinda awesome to think that the secret formula to Coca-Cola is right in front of you.

4. The Tasting Room

I think the most popular part of The World of Coke is the tasting room. It is a room with Coca-Cola products from all over the world. Some people take on the challenge to taste ALL of the sodas but I just tasted a few that looked interesting. My favorite flavors were from Latin America BUT you would be cheating yourself if you didn’t try Beverly from Europe. It is definitely an experience.

5. Other Exhibits at World of Coke

There are other exhibits that showcase other things about Coke. One is an exhibit about the history of coke, how coke products are manufactured, and about all of the things Coca-cola is involved in today (like the Olympics). There is also a 4D theatre. It is an interactive show similar to those at Disney World.

The seats shake, the images and video are 3D, and during the show, you will smell familiar and nostalgic smells all contributing to the 4D experience.

6. A Few Suggestions

If you have time to do everything, I suggest that you do everything. I am fully aware that I may be being over-enthusiastic because I have literally been drinking Coke my entire life. If I were to go to any of my aunt’s houses and they didn’t have Cokes in the fridge, I would think they were sick or something (it’s that serious).

In the corner of the tasting room there are floor-to-ceiling windows which make it the perfect selfie place if you’re into that. Or you could get a few group photos to make a great memory. Speaking of photos, in the lobby of the museum, you can take a picture with the famous polar bear. The line can sometimes be long, but it moves fast. You can purchase a professional photo from the checkout counter at the gift shop or you can take the photo with your cell phone.

There are also exhibits that show the intricate bottling process that each Coke has to go through and how it has been automated throughout the years.

Me, my sister Nicole, and my nephew Baby Lance. Photo taken in the tasting room.
A selfie I took in the tasting room at World of Coke Atlanta.

Closing

I don’t want to give away everything that I experienced because then there would be no razzle-dazzle for you when you got there. But I will tell you that the World of Coke is definitely worth the money and you will not regret it. I hope that you will take my word for it and go experience greatness. Additionally, the aquarium is within walking distance and you could make a day of it and do both The World of Coke and the aquarium.

If you have been to the World of Coke, comment your favorite thing about it below. If you haven’t been and are considering going, let me know what you’re most excited about.

-The Impulse Traveler

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