Casiah Cagan | Life
Could you spend 30 hours in a coffin? Six Flags St. Louis in Missouri is holding its Fright Fest 30-Hour Coffin Challenge in October, and they are looking for six courageous competitors to take on the challenge.
From 1 p.m. CDT on Oct. 13 to 7 p.m. CDT on Oct. 14, contestants will call 2-by-7-foot coffins home. The park decided that the competition would last for 30 hours because 2018 marks Six Flags’s 30th year of Fright Fest, an annual event which runs in October, dedicated to everything scary.
The contestants will not spend the entire 30 hours in the coffin, though. They will be permitted six-minute breaks every hour and provided food and drink to ensure they are hydrated and never hungry. Competitors are allowed access to their cellphones as well as complimentary phone charging stations, and can to bring their own blankets and pillows to add a personal (and comfortable) touch to their coffin.
During the park’s opening hours, contestants are allowed to have a friend stay with them and keep them company. However, once the park closes at night, they will be left completely alone—except for the “Fright Fest Freaks” who may creep around.
Six Flags St. Louis says that leaving the coffin at any point other than the designated break times will automatically disqualify a contestant.
It is currently unknown if the coffin will remain open or closed throughout the contest’s duration.
Anyone who is over 18 and has no medical conditions that would be affected by lying in a coffin can sign up for the challenge on the Six Flags St. Louis website until Oct. 3.
If a competitor doesn’t get too frightened and successfully completes the entire 30-hour challenge, they’ll be awarded a number of prizes: two 2019 Gold Season passes (this gives the user unlimited access to the park as well as a few other perks), a Fright Fest Package (this includes two VIP Haunted House and Freak Train passes), and $300. If there happens to be more than one winner, they will all receive the 2019 Golden Passes and Fright Fest Package, but a random draw will be held to determine who will ultimately end up with the $300.
Plus, all contestants get to keep the coffin as a momento for their brave efforts.
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