Six Flags Is Looking For Brave Souls for '30-Hour Couples Coffin Challenge'

Six Flags is looking for couples brave enough to be placed in a coffin together for 30 hours.

The "30-Hour Coffin Challenge" is part of the theme-park chain's annual Fright Fest, held every fall. This year, the contest will see six couples—friends, relatives or romantic pairs—entombed overnight in 12 parks around the country.

At Six Flags America in Bowie, Maryland, the challenge runs from 4pm on Friday, September 27, until 10pm on Saturday, September 28. At Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey, it goes from Sunday, October 13, at 2:30pm to Monday, October 14, at 8:30pm.

Casket dwellers can have friends nearby while the park is open, but after hours they have to brave it out with only each other—and the "Fright Fest ghouls... lurking about in the darkness."

To make it harder, no technology will be allowed—"no smart phones or watches, earbuds or headphones"—except during designated break times. Getting out of your casket at any other time is cause for automatic disqualification.

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Six Flags theme park is inviting brave couples to spend 30 hours in a coffin, for a chance to win $600 and other prizes. Six Flags

But this is more than just an endurance contest: Couples will also face mini-challenges throughout the night—like laying in a coffin covered in worms, retrieving a prop from a haunted house or fishing something out of a slimy bucket. They'll get just one "Skip the Challenge" card at the start of the contest.

The pair that sticks it out to the end get season passes for 2020, a $600 cash prize, and a special Fright Fest prize package.

Last year was the first coffin challenge, held at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. Instead of teams, though, it featured single contestants and six out of seven competitors stuck it out and earned a $300 prize. This year, only one winning team will be selected at each park.

Interested candidates can apply on the Six Flags website.

To enter, both partners must be over 18, in good health, "not have anxiety or claustrophobic issues" and able to travel to the park at their own expense. You should also both be able to fit into a 65"x 72" coffin. (Pillows and sleeping bags are allowed.) "Participants will potentially be exposed to fog, dramatic lighting, flash photography and extreme weather conditions," warns Six Flags.

Running September through early November, Six Flags Fright Fest offers visitors a variety of Halloween-themed rides and events, including haunted houses, escape rooms, live shows and "scare zones," where costumed performers are allowed to scare guests.