Category Archives: Kings Island

Review: Kings Island Hand Breaded Fried Shrimp

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When Kings Island opened up inside of Soak City their Island Smokehouse restaurant, we knew it was going to be a game changer. However, we did not fully grasp how great of a dining location it was until we tried the spectacular menu items.

First, guests with the Kings Island dining plans will be super excited to hear that the Island Smokehouse is included as an option. Some great options include:

Pulled Pork
Smoked Chicken Wings
Beef Brisket

Another new option is the Island Smokehouse shrimp, and Kings Island hit the ball out of the park this menu option!

They hand toss the shrimp in breading before frying, giving them a subtle sweet flavor on their own. However, make sure to grab some of the “Boom Boom” sauce from the cooler for dipping, which you will recognize from the Reds Hall of Fame Grill.

The final product is a fantastic meal with a great combination of sweet and heat. The shrimp will surely be a regular meal on our All-Season dining plans and we are sure you will love it too!

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Foods Items at Kings Island Under 500 Calories

Eat at Kings Island Under 500 Calories

New for 2017, the Cedar Fair parks are starting to list the calorie count information on most of their menu boards. As you go through any of our park food guides, like the Kings Island Dining Guide, you will see we list this information on our website.

So we were curious if we could come up with a list of menu items for the more calorie count conscious. We arbitrarily selected 500 calories maximum as the designated restriction for this study.

Auntie Anne’s:
Original Pretzel (340 calories)
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel (470 calories)
Original Pretzel Stix (390 calories)
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Stix (490 calories)

Chicken Shack:
Side Garden Salad (230 calories)
Fresh Cut Strawberries (100 calories)

Coney Treats:
Soft Pretzel (280 calories)
Popcorn (Regular; 250 calories)
Cotton Candy (110 calories)

Coney Potato Works:
Fresh Cut Fries (470 calories)
Soft Serve Ice Cream (Blueberry, Chocolate, Vanilla) (340 calories)

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Hank’s Mexican Grill:
Strawberries and Cream (100 calories)
Side Garden Salad (230 calories)

Ice Scream Zone:
Vanilla, Chocolate, or Blue Soft Serve
Waffle Cone (430 calories)
Cone (360 calories)
Soft Pretzel (280 calories)

International Street Pizza:
JoJo Salad (440 calories)
Breadsticks (380 calories)
Side Garden Salad (230 calories)
Strawberries (100 calories)

Juke Box Diner:
Basket of Fries (430 calories)

Planet Snoopy Grill:
Basket of Fries (430 calories)

Planet Snoopy Ice Cold Drinks and Snacks:
Soft Pretzel (280 calories)
Cheese Cup (90 calories)
Cotton Candy (110 calories)
Popcorn (Small; 250 calories)

Planet Snoopy Ice Cream:
Ice Cream (Blueberry, Vanilla, or Twist)
Soft Serve Cone (430 calories)
Waffle Cone (430 calories)
Add sprinkles (60 calories) or Oreos (50 calories)
Root Beer Float (270 calories)
Red Cream Soda Float (280 calories)
Soft Pretzel (430 calories)
Add Cheese (90 calories)
Cotton Candy (110 calories)

Ralph’s Ice Cream:
Soft Serve Waffle Cone (430 calories)

Reds Hall of Fame Grille:
Ninth Inning Chili (350calories)
Chicken Tortilla Soup (280 calories)

Rivertown Funnel Cakes:
Soft Serve Cone (430 calories)
Waffle Cone (430 calories)

Rivertown Pizza:
JoJo Salad (440 calories)
Breadsticks (380 calories)
Side Garden Salad (230 calories)
Strawberries (100 calories)

Rivertown Potato Works:
Fresh Cut Crab Fries (470 calories)
Fresh Cut Parmesan Garlic Fries (480 calories)
Fresh Cut Fries (470 calories)

Skyline Chili:
Cheese Coney (340 calories)
Greek Salad (160 calories)*
Kings Island Cookie (490 calories)

*International Street location only

Snoopy’s Snack Shack:
Soft Pretzel (280 calories)
Add Cheese (90 calories)
Cotton Candy (110 calories)
Fruit Cup (160 calories)
Frozen Bananas (240-310 calories)

Kings Island Snow Cones:

Snow Cones (Cherry, Blue Raspberry, Grape, Strawberry)(170 calories)
Soft Pretzel (280 calories)
Cheese Cup (90 calories)
Soft Frozen Lemonade (300 calories)

Subway:
6″ Subs
Veggie Delight (230 calories)
Ham (290 calories)
Turkey Breast (280 calories)
Turkey Breast & Ham (280 calories)
Roast Beef (320 calories)
Subway Club (310 calories)
Cold Cut Trio (360 calories)
BMT Sub (410 calories)
Tuna Salad (480 calories)

Tom+Chee:
Grilled Cheese Donut (490 calories)
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (140 calories)
Cole Slaw (190 calories)

You can also get a dish of frozen yogurt from Yogurt Plus, but there is no way to really know if you are under 500 calories, so we left it off the list.

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New Kings Island Sweet Spot Island Soda

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The Kings Island Sweet Spot is known for some really great treats! Our personal favorite is the Sweet Spot cookies, the most magnificent little cookies on the planet! Other favorites include the ever rotating selection of freshly made fudge, hand dipped caramel apples, and a huge selection of assorted chocolates.

The one thing that has been missing from the Sweet Spot is a beverage to quench your thirst. Look no further.

Thanks to a tip from the Coaster Crew’s Gina M., Within the last week or two, the Sweet Spot has introduced “Island Soda.”

The drink is made using a Soda Stream system and consists of Heavy Cream, six shots of your choice of Torani flavor syrup, sparkling or carbonated water, all over ice.

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Flavors can vary given the hundreds of choices Torani offers. Flavors we have seen offered include Creme of Banana, Pumpkin Spice, Salted Caramel, Cupcake, White Chocolate, Strawberry, Orange, Watermelon, Raspberry, and Cherry Lime.

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We have heard from several guests that the new Island Soda’s are really good and refreshing. Get yours at the Kings Island Sweet Spot this summer for $3.49 each. (Tip: These are substantially cheaper than similar items over at the Kings Island Starbucks, and the wait is typically way quicker!)

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