Blue Ice Cream is a beloved tradition at Kings Island. You can get it for $1 over Labor Day weekend as part of Dollar Days promotion.

The story behind Kings Island’s blue ice cream

It’s as much of a Kings Island tradition as The Beast.

But do you know the story behind Kings Island’s blue ice cream?

In 1982, Kings Island rebranded the Enchanted Voyage dark ride to the Smurf's Enchanted Voyage. 

As a tie-in with the new theme, the park debuted a new food item: Blue ice cream. 

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The blue ice cream — a blueberry soft serve — was an immediate hit and has become a staple treat at the park for the past 37 years.

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Blue ice cream has been around for so long now that it spans generations, and many younger fans know it simply as “blue ice cream,” unaware of its Huckleberry Hound and Smurf origins.

However, old-school park fans know better and aren’t afraid to correct you.

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Photo contributed by Kings Island
Photo: Jordan Sternberg

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