Coffin challenge

Six contestants from four states competed in the 2019 30-hour Coffin Challenge at Six Flags New England. Four of the six completed the 30-Hour Challenge and competed in a chicken wing eating contest to decide the winner.

Six Flags New England has reopened and Fright Fest is returning but one event canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t making a come back this year.

Six Flags New England’s 30-Hour Coffin Challenge will not return after being included as one of the amusement park’s events in 2018 and 2019.

During those two years, thrill seekers were asked to spend 30 hours in a life-sized coffin. It was open above the shoulder and contestants were given bathroom breaks and meal breaks.

Additional challenges were added in 2019 to make it more difficult.

Competitors were forced to eat live crickets, larvae and chunky chicken baby food milkshakes to continue in the competition.

“At some point this was a living hell, I’m not going to lie, but it was all for fun,” Daniel Bellacicco told MassLive in 2019.

After 30 hours, Kenny Sanders emerged from the coffin as the champion. He won $600 and park passes to Six Flags.

However, Sanders accepted only $450 and gave $50 to each of the other finalists.