Kristen Dragotto, Staff Writer
For all those thrill-seeking maniacs and adrenaline junkies with a passion for Halloween, Six Flags has a challenge for you. In celebration of their 30-year anniversary of Fright Fest they have a challenge for their patrons that just might take them to their grave. The challenge is for six contestants to stay in a slightly used coffin for 30-hours and yes, you read that right, a slightly used coffin.
According to the Six Flags website you’re allowed to bring a pillow, blanket, a phone and a friend to have, but only during operating hours. Throughout the 30-hours there will be a six-minute bathroom break every hour and they provide all drinks and food to the contestant. But even the Six Flags representatives that will be present throughout the 30 hours cannot protect you from the visitors of Fright Fest.
The reward for making it to the 30-hour mark is $300, a voucher for $550 to Mattress Direct, two gold season passes for next year, two tickets for the Freak Train for Freaks Unleashed and your own handcrafted coffin. The reward for staying in the coffin for 30 hours seems to make your time more than worth it.
The reward must be enticing enough as 28,000 have registered to take part in this challenge. Personally, this coffin challenge is not for me as I am terrified of tight spaces, but I am intrigued to see if anyone will be able to make it to the 30-hour mark. Even with bathroom breaks and the accommodations like having a phone or a friend it would still would be difficult to lay in 2×7 space. It would also be very unsettling to have the Fright Fest Freaks making random appearances throughout the 30-hour period especially in the middle of the night.
Coffin dwellers were picked Oct. 4 and were given until Oct. 6 to accept this spooky opportunity. Contestants will begin the challenge Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. and it will end Sunday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. To those coffin dwellers, I wish you the best of luck and commend you on your bravery because spending 30 hours in a coffin is not for me.