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Six Flags St. Louis offers perks for customer coffin time

this photo taken by AP Images for Spark Energy, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Dan Shannon and his family ride the Little Dipper rollercoaster at Six Flags Great America during the Spark Energy Helping A Hero event in Gurnee, Il., Saturday, September 17, 2011. (Peter Barreras / Associated Press)
this photo taken by AP Images for Spark Energy, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Dan Shannon and his family ride the Little Dipper rollercoaster at Six Flags Great America during the Spark Energy Helping A Hero event in Gurnee, Il., Saturday, September 17, 2011. (Peter Barreras / Associated Press)
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EUREKA, Mo. – Six contestants for a promotion at Six Flags St. Louis will compete for a $300 prize, season tickets and other perks, and all they have to do is spend 30 hours in a coffin.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that participants chosen for the ghoulish contest will bide their time in 2-by-7-foot coffins from 1 p.m. Oct. 13 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the park. The contest celebrates the 30th year of Fright Fest.

Contestants get a brief hourly bathroom break, but otherwise remain coffin-bound.

All who complete the challenge get two 2019 Gold Season passes and other park prizes. If more than one makes it to 30 hours, a drawing will determine who gets the $300.

One more perk: Successful coffin dwellers get to keep the coffin.

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