The couples will have to spend their time inside a 65-inch by 72-inch coffin. Those who make it through will win $600 dollars to split, a pair of Gold Season Passes for the 2020 season and a Fright Fest Prize package.
For this year's Fright Fest 2019, Six Flags America is challenging couples 18 and older to a claustrophobic test. Basically they want to test how deep your love is, and by that I mean they want you to spend 30 hours continuously with your partner.
That's not impossible, right? Well, the challenge is that you have to do this in a coffin. Yep, that's right, the two of you, together, in a coffin, for 30 straight hours. FUN!
The couples will have to spend their time inside a 65-inch by 72-inch coffin. A big surprise awaits the couple who actually manages to do so. Those who make it through will win $ 600 dollars to split, a pair of Gold Season Passes for the 2020 season and a Fright Fest Prize package.
However, if you thought 30 hours was bad enough, there's more. The coffin dwellers will be required to participate in additional challenges that will test their bravery.
The challenge is said to start at 4 pm on Friday, September 27, and will end at 10 pm on September 28. The coffins won't actually be buried underneath the ground, but after lying in a box for 30 hours with the member closed, it wouldn't probably make a difference as to where you are.
Whoever is selected to participate is also allowed to bring a friend along. However, participants are not allowed the use of smartphones, smartwatches, gaming devices, and all other technology in their temporary resting place.
Smoking is also not allowed. Official rules state that eating, checking social media, and sending emails to update the outside world on the status of your pulse will be allowed during designated breaks.
During the breaks, the coffin member will be opened and the contestants will be allowed to sit up, but they cannot leave their wooden beds. There are required six-minute restroom breaks every three hours, but any couple that leaves the coffin outside or those breaks will be disqualified.
Six Flags America warns that participants will “potentially be exposed to fog, dramatic lighting, flash photography and extreme weather conditions,” and that the rules may be altered for the safety of the contestants.
Six Flags conducted their first " 30-Hour Coffin Challenge " in St. Louis, Missouri, last year. It was reported that all the contestants won, but it definitely wasn't easy.
They only had six-minute bathroom breaks, they had to rush to relieve themselves and be back within the allotted time. They also had to lie in the coffins with the lids open for the duration of the challenge, which came with its own challenges.
“The open-top was brutal,” said a contestant named Brian Johnson. “Lights everywhere, people talking, you could barely sleep.” So, how will it be in a closed coffin with another body next to you? Registration ends on September 20 at 11:59 p.m. EST, so hurry!