Six Flags will pay you to spend 30 hours in a ‘slightly used’ coffin

October 1, 2018

An “out-of-the-box idea” is gaining traction at the Six Flags theme parks. After more than 25,000 people registered for the chance to spend 30 hours in a box—a coffin, to be specific—at Six Flags St. Louis, the company decided to roll out the challenge at 15 of its parks in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The 30-Hour Coffin Challenge— scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 through 7 p.m. on October 14—is being used to take “the fear factor to the extreme” at the parks’ Halloween-themed Fright Fest, management announced in a September 27 statement. All participants who last the full 30 hours will receive a cash prize of $300, as well as Gold Season Passes for 2019, and Express Haunted House Passes.

“No one does Halloween like Six Flags and this year is the biggest and scariest ever. We have added more zombies, more ghouls, and more haunted mazes to make this the most talked-about Halloween event in the industry,” said Chief Marketing Officer Brett Petit. “And this year, the 30-Hour Coffin Challenge has taken the country by storm. Everybody wants in.”

To participate, you have to be 18 years of age or older and have a valid photo ID. In addition, competitors:

  • Cannot have medical conditions that would make lying in a coffin for 30 hours a risk to health or well-being;
  • Must sign a waiver at check-in;
  • Must be able to lie completely flat and still; and
  • Must provide their own pillow and sleeping bag or blankets.

Six Flags will provide the coffins and meals. Participants will receive one six-minute bathroom break every hour and will have access to phone charging stations. Friends can join participants while the park is open but won’t be allowed after the park closes.

Participants who leave their coffin for any reason except scheduled bathroom breaks will be disqualified.

Research contact: @Six Flags

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