PHOTO: As part of a bet between Six Flags Great America Illinois and Cedar Point, the staff at the Ohio park released a tongue-in-cheek rendition of "Go Cubs Go." (Photo via Facebook)
The Chicago Cubs’ wild ride to a World Series title has resulted in a roller coaster at the Cedar Point amusement park being named after the team thanks to a bet between competing theme parks.
According to Fox8.com, the staffs at Six Flags Great America in Illinois and Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, made a wager that would result in the city whose team lost the World Series singing for the winning city.
Cedar Point vice president Jason McClure increased the stakes, though, and said the winner of the bet would be able to rename a ride at the loser's park for the opening weekend. As a result of the Cleveland Indians’ loss, Cedar Point's Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster will now be renamed in the Cubs' honor.
Despite the objections from Ohio natives, the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Cedar Point will be dubbed the "Top Thrill Cubster" during next season's opening weekend, May 6 and 7, 2017.
Officials from Cedar Point posted a video on Facebook paying up on the wager:
Cedar Point wasn’t the only Ohio establishment that lost when the Indians couldn’t win the World Series, as the Schofield Hotel in Cleveland will be offering $99 rooms to Illinois residents for the month of December due to a lost wager, according to the Chicago Tribune.