The story behind Kings Island’s blue ice cream and why it will be celebrated this weekend

June 29, 2018
  • By Alex Perry

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 36 years.

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On July 1, Kings Island will celebrate this iconic treat on National Blue Ice Cream Day. The celebration will feature a number of specialty food offerings with a little touch of “blue” including:

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There will also be a photo opportunity located near the Blue Ice Cream stand in Planet Snoopy. Share photos with your family and friends on Instagram using the hashtag #KIBlueIceCream.

Photo contributed by Kings Island Photo: Jordan Sternberg

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Want to go?

WHAT: National Blue Ice Cream Day at Kings Island

WHEN: July 1 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island

INFO: Call 513-754-5700 | Website