L.A. Six Flags to rename roller coaster after Red Sox over lost World Series bet
Six Flags Magic Mountain will have to swallow its pride and rename a roller coaster in honor of the Boston Red Sox due a lost wager after the hometown Los Angeles Dodgers were vanquished in the World Series. The bet in question was between the Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags New England, which is based in Agawam, Mass.
The L.A.-based outpost of Six Flags, located in Valencia, Calif., will be renaming its New Revolution steel roller coaster to the Red Sox Revolution for two days, on Nov. 17 and 18, which lands at the opening of the popular Holiday in the Park event.
Six Flags Magic Mountain announced the World Series wager with Six Flags New England in a tweet last week.
Let’s Go @dodgers! We have a friendly World Series wager with @SF_newengland who root for the @RedSox. Bragging rights, renaming a coaster at the opening of #HolidayinthePark, and changing up our park president’s blue jersey are at stake. Let’s GO @dodgers! #LADetermined
— Six Flags MM (@SFMagicMountain) October 22, 2018
Noted in a report in the Los Angeles Daily News, Magic Mountain will also have to suffer the embarrassment of flying a Red Sox flag on its front gate. Also, the park president will be donning a BoSox jersey on Nov. 17.
Had the Dodgers won the World Series, Six Flags New England would have been on the hook to change the name of its Thunderbolt wood roller coaster to Dodgers Thunderbolt. The amusement park would have also had to fly a Dodgers flag on top of the 20-story Scream drop tower, not to mention having its park president publicly wear a Dodgers jersey.
Of course, the Red Sox more or less ran roughshod over the Dodgers, winning the World Series in five games. The fact that Six Flags Magic Mountain now has to bow in deference, in a manner of speaking, to the team that ousted the beloved Dodgers only adds insult to injury for the locals.