When the Coca-Cola “Happiness Inspector” asks if you’re ready to “Open Happiness” you’d better be ready.
Set up inside LiveCity Yaletown the Coca-Cola pavilion will leave you smiling and giddy, and that’s not even from all the free pop they’ll toss your way.
While the line ups for LiveCity or the Coca-Cola pavilion (once you get inside LiveCity) may deter some, the attraction is full of corporate history, Olympic torch relay memorabilia, warm fuzzy movies, and delightful visual effects.
Free Coke products are dispensed hand over fist while families pose for photos with the Henson-animated polar bear, who has been a symbol of the brand for almost a century.
Young and old can don a pair of bear paws and paddle to victory in a Wii-like video gaming experience while others can line up to get a photo taken with the Olympic torch.
Aside from its light shows, animations, and fizzed up atmosphere, the pavilion also focuses on being eco-friendly. They introduce the Plantbottle, which contains 30% plant material and will be their main beverage container for Dasani & VitaminWater in North America in 2010.
Staff also sport hoodies, jackets and pants that are made from recycled bottles and the pavilion is running in a carbon neutral capacity.
If you can make it to LiveCity and into the Coca-Cola pavilion before February 28th, it’s definitely one that the kids will love. Lights, drinks, video games, and bubbly personalities will ensure you leave feeling happy that you stopped by.