Those living in the Saint Louis, Missouri area were treated with the chance to win $300 dollars at La Ronde. The catch is, they had to sleep inside of a coffin for 30 hours. Many people entered hoping to win. This event was held at the Six Flags theme park.
Amidst the Halloween season, there are a number of contests, haunted forests, mansions and houses people are planning to enjoy this year. It is unknown who won the prize yet, but the rules were fairly simple to follow.
Participants had to stay inside their coffin the entire time, except for one 6 minutes bathroom break per hour. Any of the participants who stepped outside of their coffins for any reason, with the exception of a designated bathroom break, were disqualified.
In addition, they had to eat all their meals inside their coffin. The big winner received $300 cash, along with several 2019 Gold Season Passes. They also will win 2019 Dinning Season Passes (basic) and two Fright Fest Passes for the Haunted House.
Another catch is, if more than one participant remained inside their coffin after 30 hours, then a draw would happen for the grand prize. The remaining participants will receive a 2019 Gold Season Pass and two Fright Fest Passes for the Haunted House.
Entrants were able to bring their friend to Fright Fest, but once the event ended the friends would be left sleeping in their coffin quest of sorts. The “sleeping dead” were left to fend for themselves it seems. These were the requirements to enter:
The Coffin Dweller Requirements:
Must be 18 or older and have a valid photo ID;
Cannot have medical conditions that would make lying in a coffin for 30 hours a risk to health or well-being;
Must sign a waiver at check-in;
Must be able to lie completely flat and dead still; and
Must provide own pillow and sleeping bag or blankets.
What Six Flags provided:
Deluxe, slightly used coffins;
All meals in bed…aka, coffin;
One, six-minute bathroom break every hour;
Phone charging stations for posting panic-filled moments on social media; and
Random, terrifying visits by the Fright Fest Freaks.
For those who missed out this year, it seems another contest like this might happen in 2019. Of course this is good promotion for both Six Flags Theme Park and the Halloween celebration. The spirits are strongest during All Hallows Eve, keep this in mind as it vastly approaches.
(Source: Six Flags)