But the unusually warm weather forced Centennial Olympic Park officials to close its ice rink a couple of days this season. Stone Mountain Park opened its Snow Mountain attraction later than expected and has had to pump out 360 tons of snow round the clock in warmer temperatures than preferred.
"We want the experience to be memorable so we'd rather shut down than leave visitors with the wrong impressions," said Rick Glueckert, the vendor for the rink, who said overall use is up slightly.
Stone Mountain spokeswoman Jeanine Jones said despite the temperatures, Snow Mountain has been a hit this holiday season. It has been so popular, attracting many from neighboring Florida, that officials have expanded the number of two-hour tubing sessions it offers daily to keep up with demand.
"Snow Mountain has definitely provided an attendance boost for us," Jones said, declining to reveal specific numbers.
The Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest fish tank, said December visitation is up 5 percent over 2010. Since Monday -- the day after Christmas -- more than 36,000 people have stopped in to watch beluga whales and dolphins.
The World of Coca-Cola has also seen a spike in visitation, though marketing director Karen Brunke declined to make numbers available. Much of the visitation, she said, is coming from international travelers as well as locals who are returning to the attraction to see its newest addition, a vault where the brand's secret formula was transferred earlier this month from its longtime home at SunTrust Bank.
"We do think the vault is doing a lot of the heavy lifting," Brunke said. "We're having a record breaking season."