Six Flags America is determined to know if sharing near-death experiences can actually bring people together, challenging anyone to take on the "30-Hour Couples Coffin Challenge" at its Maryland location.
The amusement park is looking for 12 brave contestants to spend 30 hours inside a partially closed coffin with another person, according to the New York Post, adding that the competition is part of Six Flags' Fright Fest 2019.
The chosen pairs—whether they are siblings, cousins, friends, or lovers—will be playing dead together inside six individual caskets from 4 p.m. of September 27 to 10 p.m. of September 28 just after the park closes its gates.
Aside from being locked up inside the box, challengers will also be "exposed to fog, dramatic lighting, flash photography, and extreme weather conditions," according to the park's contest website. "Fright fest ghouls" will also be lurking about and around in the darkness during the challenge, the NY Post added.
|Six Flags Coffin Challenge / Photo by: Six Flags St. Louis via New York Post|
Six Flags warns the participants from breaking the rules, which strictly prohibits the use of smartphones, watches, earbuds, and headphones (except during breaks). "Anyone who gets out of their coffin for any reason, with the exception of the designated bathroom and meal breaks, will be automatically disqualified and not eligible to win the contest," the rule stated.
Other friends and family can stay by the caskets during the daytime, but they will have to leave the participants on their own once the park closes.
The last couple remaining will be given $600 dollars in cash while each participant will receive two 2020 Golden Season Passes to the park along with a Fright Fest package.
Interested participants must submit their registration forms before midnight of September 20. Six Flags will then choose and notify the six lucky couples the following day.
Those who don't have a partner or is not comfortable being locked up in a coffin with someone else can do a solo challenge at other Six Flags locations, including New Jersey’s own Six Flags Great Adventure.
|The challenge in 2018 / Photo by: Six Flags St. Louis via New York Post|