One of the World's Most Accessible Airports Expands
On May 16, 2012, the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal opened at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, cementing Atlanta as the global gateway to the U.S. The project, a $1.4 billion development, adds 12 international gates, creating a 40-gate international air-travel complex. The new terminal services nearly 80 destinations in more than 50 countries, and inbound travelers are connected to more than 150 U.S. cities. The Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal eliminates the luggage rechecking process thanks to upgraded customs and border patrol facilities.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Opens at Phipps Plaza
A $12 million LEGOLAND Discovery Center opened March 17, 2012, at Phipps Plaza, one of the Southeast's premier shopping destinations. This highly interactive and educational indoor experience features a range of play areas, a laser ride, a 4D cinema and an exhibit designed of LEGOs to reflect the iconic Atlanta skyline.
Fernbank Museum Opens NatureQuest Exhibit
Fernbank NatureQuest opened on March 19, 2011. The nearly 7,000 square-foot exhibition is one of the most significant additions to the Fernbank Museum since the world's largest dinosaurs moved into Fernbank's Great Hall in 2011. This all-new $8 million exhibition will offer Fernbank's youngest visitors a difference kind of museum experience, with engaging interactive encounters through an immersive, nature-inspired environment with live animals and hands-on learning.
Piedmont Park Gets a 53-Acre Expansion
Piedmont Park has gained new parkland with landscaped pathways through woodlands, open meadows, open play areas, basketball courts and an interactive fountain similar to the rings of Centennial Olympic Park. Visitors can already enjoy new developments like an expanded dog park, a state of the art pool, reclaimed green space with bocce courts and a restored bathhouse.
Georgia Aquarium Expands with New Dolphin Exhibit
The Georgia Aquarium, in partnership with AT&T, opened a multi-million dollar dolphin exhibit on April 2, 2011. Dolphin Tales is the largest expansion to date for the world's largest aquarium and includes a viewing gallery, a 25-foot-long underwater viewing window, interactive displays and a live theatrical show incorporating dolphins and live actors.
Coca-Cola Secret Formula Finds New Home at World of Coca-Cola
On Dec. 8, 2011, the Vault of the Secret Formula exhibit opened at the World of Coca-Cola, featuring the vault that now contains the 125-year-old secret formula for Coca-Cola. The Coca-Cola Company moved the formula from SunTrust Bank to the World of Coca-Cola prior to the opening of the exhibit, where for the first time in history, the vault containing the recipe is now visible to the public.
These are just some of the great new attractions and activities you'll find during your convention downtime at Imaging USA 2013 in Atlanta!
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