Some people may feel that the World of Coca Cola is a rip off or nothing more than propraganda. However, I found the World of Coca Cola to be quite fascinating. Whether you like it or not, the Coca Cola icon is part of our culture and history. Here you can really learn almost everything about Coke. I was disappointed that there weren't as many flavours around the world as I would've like, and didn't really find anything too exciting or unique for purchase at their gift store.
The World of Coca Cola will soon be moving to its new location right next to the Georgia Aquarium - making all major attractions all within walking distance of each other!
The World Of Coca Cola is located next to the Atlanta Underground, so it's very easy to find. It's like a Coca Cola museum, where you can learn about the history of Coke, since its begining in Atlanta in 1886. There are a couple of ad compilations that are really nice too. When you finish the tour, you get to the Tastes of The States and Tastes Of The World rooms, where you can taste some 36 different flavors of Coca Cola products from the States and from around the world.
Then, of course, there's a gift shop with LOTS of coca cola merchandising.
As most already know, it's not the President who is in charge of US policy making, but corporate powers. And what is the most well known corporate power in the US? The very symbol of American corporate "freedom"? Well, Coca Cola, of course. And their headquarters - the REAL White House - is right here in Atlanta. It is... THE WORLD OF COCA COLA!
Tells the history of coke which I breezed through. I wonder if someone has an old unopened cocaine flavored soda still around. If that happened today the vioxx lawyers would have a field day:)
The best part is the tasting area. In the first area you can sample all of their products that are sold in the U.S. Then, the next area is the international area where you sample their drinks sold in other countries all over the world. Some of the flavor are very what were they thinking bad for example the chinese lychee soda. There is one soda that I wish they sold in the US. That would be the green apple soda, which tastes like the jolly rancher sour apple candy I love.
Birthplace of Coca-Cola. This museum/world is a nice experience for the whole family. It gives a detailed history of where this great soft drink is all about.
Also a great shop at the end of the tour through the museum.
See how Coca Cola first got started (yes they originally had cocaine in it!) Then taste all the american brands produced by Coca Cola along with thier products from many other countries (Watch out for the one from italy. YUCK!!)
The World of Coca-Cola museum is a worthwhile visit. Find out how this soft drink company became the most well-known in the world. You'll learn of the history of the global corporation and be able to see how the company has grown and evolved over the years. There is also a tasting room where you can try every Coca-Cola product sold worldwide!
Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm
You cannot leave Atlanta without going to Coke Museum, 'cause that's where Coke was invented more than 100 years ago. Find out the history of world's #1 drink, and try the international samples of soft drinks distributed by Coca-Cola Company in the 'Tastes of the World' section.
I've seen a lot of reviews on here about the old World of Coca-Cola but not many about the new. The New World of Coca-Cola should not be missed. I've been three times since it opened (about three years ago) and each time is a delight. It's educational, international, fun and there's a great build-up for the tasting room. Also, there are lots of interactive stations for kids and adults. Some of you may be skeptical--- I was too... But it's far more than just an unapologetic commercial for a mutinational brand. It is a story about how a hugely successful international business came to be....And Good or bad, Coca-Cola is an American icon. It is fascinating to see how it was built and what it means today. Also, if you want to do things that are little off the beaten path, this facebook page that I recently discovered is is updated pretty regularly and great for ideas.
Have fun and Enjoy Atlanta!
The World of Coca-Cola is exactly what you could expect of a SODA MUSEUM! Some of you people are obviously NOT FROM THE SOUTH. Coca-Cola has some deep history. My great grandfather worked for Coke back in the day & I have a VERY fond memory I have of him is all the Coke memorabilia in his house.
We HATE Pepsi down here! With a passion!
Listen, if you don't go into a restaurant, ask for Coke & they don't have it then you get really disappointed & order a WATER as opposed to a pepsi then don't even bother. In fact I steer clear of local places I know don't serve Coke products, no matter how good the food is. (which tends to only be mexican restaurants...?...)
Or if you're just close minded & don't care to learn about a regions history.. DON'T GO!
Alternative: Go back up north & drink your pepsi!
When the original WOC opened in 1990 it was never intended to be a profit center for The Coca-Cola Company. There was a nominal admission cost at $2.50 for adults with lower price tickets for seniors, kids and students. Schools with a reservation were admitted free and received a guided tour from trained and professional staff members. The prices in the “Trademart” store were under traditional retail pricing and most of the merchandise in the early 1990s was exclusive to the WOCC. Senior Executives at the Company wanted the WOCC to be a place where guests could visit, learn about the history of the product, see how Coca-Cola was enjoyed around the world and leave with a “fizzy good feeling” about the overall experience. It was fully expected that the operation would be a cost center to the company at around $4+ million per year.
The overall objective was to make people happy, deliver more than what was expected and to offer an experience that was unique for the time.
The NEW WOCC is nice…it’s actually very “nice”. Now there is the Disney team running the show including the store. The parking deck of the new WOC actually cost more to build than the entire original WOC project.
I question why the Coca-Cola Company is charging $15.00? While I don’t advocate the facility being “free” the Company should bear the expense of the operation.
So, what’s the real difference between the “original” WOCC and the new? The uniforms are new, many of the staff are new, the prices are new, the exhibits are new and the location is new. Other than that it is still an attraction about a “brand”, albeit a great one. It’s still a drink and the Company is a still a company in business to be profitable. It’s a marketing tool that in reality is a fabulous tool to immerse and capture the hearts and minds of consumers - new and existing. It’s not a “franchise” - it’s a carbonated soft drink…..cheers!
The new coke museum is definitely worth the trip. If you are having a hard time finding a spot in line for the aquarium, it's a great way to spend an hour or so.
Lots of Coca-Cola history, memorabilia, and free samples from around the world.