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Ride the Cubs Thunder


The American Thunder roller coaster is now…the Cubs Thunder!

Why? Because Six Flags St. Louis lost a bet with Six Flags Chicago. Since the Cardinals lost to our Cubs in the NLDS Playoff Series, St. Louis renamed their amusement park thrill ride in honor of our Cubbies. Until the end of the 2015 MLB season.


TimeOut Chicago reports, “Six Flags St. Louis went so far as to even rename the coaster on their website, saying ‘Cubs Thunder will make your body levitate out of the seat with non-stop negative Gs on hill after hill after hill.’ The roller coaster aptly has an 80-foot drop, tops out at speeds of 48 mph and has no less than 16 hills—apt considering the Cubs’ dominant performance.”

Thrilling, I say!!!

And tonight, the Cubs take on the Mets in Game 1 of the NLCS. For a lifelong Cubs fan like me, this is beyond exciting. And as much as I love my New York friends and family…I want to win, I want to win, I want to win! So Go Cubs Go!!!!