Articles - Things to do in Atlanta
Dec 12, 2012 - The pause that refreshes
If you’re traveling in a charter bus, tour bus or shuttle bus from Bus Charter Atlanta, you will want to occasionally take a break, stop, and see the sights. One of Atlanta’s most popular tourist destinations is World of Coca Cola. Located at Pemberton Place, at the corner of Baker Street and Centennial Park Drive. World of Coca Cola shares this location with the Georgia Aquarium, and is just across the street from Centennial Olympic Park. This makes it a good stop for any visitor to Atlanta wanting to see several attractions in one convenient location.
Perhaps the single most internationally-known product made in America, Coca Cola was created in 1886 when Dr. John S. Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, created a syrup to be mixed with carbonated water and sold at pharmacies. The name “Coca-Cola”, along with the distinctive logo and script, was created by Frank M. Robinson, Dr. Pemberton’s partner and bookkeeper. You will learn a whole load more information here after you make a charter bus stop here and will feel like you a more informed and educated consumer from then on.
In 1888, Dr. Pemberton sold the majority of his business to Asa G. Candler, an Atlanta businessman. Candler expanded the marketing of Coca Cola outside Atlanta, and the beverage was soon being sold all over the South. The first step in making Coca Cola a global brand came in 1899, when Coca Cola started being sold in bottles for customers to enjoy away from the pharmacies and soda fountains where it was being sold. Find out more during your charter bus visit how the second came in 1916, when the famous “contour” bottle was designed. The design of the unique Coca Cola bottle came about when there was a need to standardize the shape and size of the bottle for customers. This resulted in the famous product that 1.8 billion people around the world consume daily.
Visiting World of Coca Cola will give you an insight into how Coca Cola is made and bottled. Inside, you will find exhibits and artwork on Coca Cola, a setup of the bottling plant and get into the legend of the secret vault where the recipe for Coca Cola is stored. There are also theaters and galleries where you learn about the history of Coca Cola, and view some of the iconic images and films that make Coca Cola a drink known the world over. Stop at “Taste It”, where you can sample over 60 different types of Coca Cola and other beverages from all over the world. You can also get one of a kind collectibles and souvenirs from the Coca Cola Store after the charter bus tour visit.
World of Coca Cola is open 7 days a week, except for certain holidays. Its operating hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. General Admission tickets are $16.00 for adults, $12 for children aged 3 to 12, $14 for senior citizens. VIP tours, tour bus group and school discounts are also available. Although reservations are not required, it is recommended that tickets be purchased online to avoid long waiting times to purchase tickets at the lobby.
Visiting Coca Cola World is a not to be missed experience when you’re visiting Atlanta with a hire bus from Bus Charters Atlanta.