Tired of the not-so-scary haunted houses that appear every Halloween? Ready to take your fright to the next level? Well then, you might want to head to Eureka, Missouri, where you’ll find a contest at Six Flags St. Louis that is definitely not for the faint of heart — or the claustrophobic.
This October, the theme park is inviting guests to stay in a real coffin for 30 straight hours, a la Dracula. They won’t just be getting some time to catch up on sleep, however — some pretty great prizes are also involved.
Those who stay in the coffin from 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 will win $300, two 2019 gold season passes, other goodies like a Fright Fest prize package and perhaps most impressive of all, the coffin.
Yup, the handcrafted coffin that you braved 30 long hours in could be yours to keep. Hang on to it until you really need it, use it as a Halloween decoration or, if you thoroughly enjoyed your slumber, make it your new bed.
Six Flags will provide the 2’ x 7’ coffins, all your meals, snacks and drinks (in the coffin, of course), one six-minute bathroom break every hour, random visits by the park’s ‘Fright Fest Freaks’ and phone charging stations. A Six Flags representative will be present at all times and participants can also bring a friend during operating hours, but the friend cannot stay after-hours.
You must be 18 years old or older, able to completely lay in the coffin and cannot have any medical conditions that would make being in a coffin for 30 hours a risk to your health or “well-being” — you know, except the whole being-in-a-coffin-for-30-hours thing.
Think you have what it takes? The Fright Fest 30-Hour Coffin Challenge kicks off on Oct. 13, but the six participants will be chosen on Oct. 4, so make sure you fill out your entry soon. If chosen, you have to accept before the end of the day on Oct. 6, or your spot in the coffin goes to someone else.