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The 30-Hour Coffin Challenge Returns to Six Flags’ Fright Fest


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.

“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.

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.

The Six Flags parks participating include 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, and Six Flags St. Louis. You can learn more details about the challenge at each of those parks via

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Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


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