Would you dare to spend the night in a coffin?
Six Flags is finding a new way to get customers into its parks. The nationwide theme park is looking for couples brave enough to be placed in a coffin together for 30 hours.
The “30-Hour Coffin Challenge” is part of the theme-park chain’s annual Fright Fest, held every fall. This year, the contest will see six couples, friends, relatives or romantic pairs, to be entombed overnight in 12 parks around the country.
The Six Flags America in Bowie, Maryland, particularly will run their challenge from 4 p.m. on Friday, September 27, until 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 28. Anyone who takes part in the coffin challenge can have friends nearby while the park is open, but after hours they have to brave it out with only each other and the “Fright Fest ghouls… lurking about in the darkness.”
Couples will also face mini-challenges throughout the night—like laying in a coffin covered in worms, retrieving a prop from a haunted house or fishing something out of a slimy bucket. They’ll get just one “Skip the Challenge” card at the start of the contest.
The pair that sticks it out to the end get season passes for 2020, a $600 cash prize, and a special Fright Fest prize package.