Updated:ATLANTA — Vicki Cheeks of Ranger got a big surprise when she made the 75 minute drive to the World of Coca-Cola on Wednesday.
When Cheeks and her family bought their tickets, they were surprised to learn that they were guest No. three million to visit the Atlanta attraction. They were showered with a celebration of balloons, a photo shoot with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear and many gifts.
"So many things happened to cause us to get here when we did this morning. We were running late to start with and then we forgot our parking tickets in the deck and had to go back to get it. I guess it all worked out, though. I can't believe all this," said Cheeks.
As part of her prize, Cheeks received a lifetime pass to the attraction, 5000 My Coke Reward points and a year's supply of Coca Cola products.
"We're so excited to have three million guests from all around the world visit us during our first three years," said Russell Jacobs, general manager of retail and attractions for the Coca-Cola Company. "We're humbled by the fact that our company and our brands enjoy such a strong connection with people that they want to make visiting us a part of their time with friends and family. Our goal here at the World Of Coca-Cola is to create great memories for our guests. I think we definitely did that today."