Six Flags Entertainment Company will roll out its 30-Hour Coffin Challenge to all its parks after an overwhelming response to the challenge in Missouri.
After first announcing the Coffin Challenge in Six Flags St. Louis, more than 25,000 people have already registered for the chance to spend 30 hours in a coffin at Six Flags St. Louis.
Participants will be challenged to spend 30 consecutive hours in a coffin, leaving only for designated bathroom breaks. Anyone who last the full 30 hours will receive $300, 2019 Gold Season Passes, and Express Haunted House Passes.
The participants are allowed to bring a friend along during Fright Fest operating hours. However they will spend the nights alone – apart from Fright Fest Freaks who will be lurking about in the darkness. Leaving the coffin will result in a loss of the competition.
“The most talked about event in the industry”
Chief Marketing Officer, Brett Petit, said: “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. And this year, the 30-Hour Coffin Challenge has taken the country by storm…everybody wants in.”
Participants must be 18 years or older and have a photo ID for verification. They must also complete and sign a waiver and be able to completely lay in a 2’ x 7’ coffin.
Last month, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and CBS Films announced an exclusive national partnership. It will see the creation of new attraction based on CBS Films and Lionsgate’s latest horror movie release, Hell Fest.
Six Flags and CBS Films are launching new haunted attractions based on Hell Fest at three Six Flags theme parks this Fright Fest. Those parks are Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA, Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ, and also Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL. Haunted mazes will depict real life replicas of the movie’s most unnerving, goriest and most epic scenes.
Fright Fest runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 15 through October 31.