The world’s largest Crayola crayon found a permanent place to call home at the Crayola Experience Orlando on Dec. 20.
The crayon, titled “Bluetiful,” weighs in at 1,352 pounds, and is nearly 16 feet in length. Now permanently residing at Crayola Experience Orlando, the family fun destination will celebrate with giveaways, themed attractions, and a character meet-and-greet with Bluetiful herself.
Now through Dec. 24, the first 100 kids to visit Crayola Experience Orlando will receive a free Bluetiful crayon to take home. All guests visiting on those days will have the chance to:
- Color an exclusive Bluetiful coloring sheet at Colossal Caddy
- Meet-and-greet with Bluetiful, an 8-foot-tall crayon character
- Name and wrap their own Bluetiful crayon at Wrap It Up!
All activities celebrating Bluetiful’s arrival are included with general admission to the attraction. Distribution of the complimentary Bluetiful crayons will start at 10 a.m. when the attraction opens. All other activities will take place throughout the day during normal operating hours.
This new shade was originally announced at the Colorful World of Pigments event at Oregon State University on May 5, 2017. The event was held to celebrate YInMn blue and its impact on culture, art and industry. The new Crayola crayon shade was inspired by the YInMn pigment, which was originally discovered in the laboratory of Mas, Subramanian, professor of chemistry at Oregon State.
Crayola received more than 90,000 submissions to name the new blue crayon, and almost 40,000 votes came in this past summer to choose the final name for the color. “Bluetiful” was ultimately chosen, and Crayola celebrated by crafting this larger-than-life crayon.
Tickets to Crayola Experience are $19.99 online, and $22.99 at the door. Kids under the age of 3 are free. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit CrayolaExperience.com.