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:
- Smoked chicken wings with blueberry BBQ sauce, and corn chips with blueberry salsa at turkey legs on International Street
- Blue funnel cake with blueberry topping at International Street Funnel Cakes
- Blue ice cream fudge, blue ice cream cotton candy available at the Sweet Spot on International Street
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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