Six Flags’ 30-Hour Coffin Challenge Is Back With A Vengeance

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Six Flags is preparing to unleash its freakiest and scariest Fright Fest® ever. The viral event that took the nation by storm last year, the 30-Hour Coffin Challenge, is back with a vengeance with more prize money on the line and more reasons to fear. Thousands of would-be coffin dwellers across North America are already clamoring for the chance to spend what will feel like eternity inside dark, creepy, customized coffins. The last and final body to rise after the full 30 hours will receive a cash prize of $600, 2020 Gold Season Passes, Express Haunt Passes…and they may even get to keep the coffin!

The official press release can be seen here:

“Six Flags’ Fright Fest is famous for shocking, no-holds barred, all-out terrifying Halloween experiences, and this year we are pushing the fear factor on what has become the most anticipated event in the country,” said Six Flags Chief Marketing Officer Brett Petit. “We expect tens of thousands of entries for the 30-Hour Coffin Challenge 2.0—and for the chosen ones, we plan to scare the living daylights out of them.”

When the sun goes down, all hell breaks loose during Fright Fest and there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Armies of bloodthirsty zombies descend upon the midways, desperately searching for prey among the living. Fog-filled mazes transform park walkways into endless, winding miles of sinister sights and sounds. Scarier-than-life theming and innovative special effects combine to create movie-like haunted attractions brimming with the stuff of nightmares. Fright Fest is so scary it is definitely NOT recommended for children 13 and under after 6 p.m.

This year, Coffin Challenge participants will have to endure a spine-chilling list of grave-worthy elimination challenges, each one more difficult and menacing than the next. In order to stay in the competition, participants may find themselves sharing a coffin with scaly, slithering reptiles, munching on giant cockroaches or competing in the Newlydead Game.

Coffin Dweller Requirements:

  • Must sign a deadly-serious waiver at check-in;
  • Must be 18 or older and have a valid photo ID;
  • Cannot have medical conditions that would make lying in a coffin for 30 hours a risk to health or well-being;
  • Must be able to lie completely flat and dead still; and
  • Must provide own pillow and sleeping bag, body bag, straight jacket or blankets.

Six Flags will provide:

  • Handmade, slightly used coffins selected by a cadre of undertakers;
  • Coffin-side food and drinks;
  • One bathroom break every three hours—no exceptions;
  • Phone charging for posting last will and testaments and tales from the grave;
  • Periodic, coffin-side visits by the Fright Fest freaks who come out at night; and
  • Gut-wrenching tests and sinister elimination challenges to weed out contestants and ultimately crown the 2019 Coffin Challenge Champion.

Participating Six Flags parks:

Six Flags America
Six Flags Darien Lake
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Frontier City
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great Escape
La Ronde
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Mexico
Six Flags New England
Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags St. Louis

For more information on the Six Flags 30-Hour Coffin Challenge, visit