Six Flags Crowns 30-Hour Coffin Challenge Winner

Winner Amanda Roberts (Photo courtesy Six Flags)

  JACKSON – Halloween fanatic Amanda Roberts has finally earned the horror movie title of “final girl” after being crowned the champion of Six Flags Great Adventure’s 30-Hour Coffin Challenge.

  In second and third place behind Roberts were two of our own Ocean County residents from Forked River and Seaside Heights.

  Roberts, of Hopatcong, bravely endured 30 hours in the claustrophobic coffin, with limited bathroom and phone breaks, to the tune of Baby Shark on repeat. Roberts tackled the coffin challenge’s daunting tasks, including eating pork brains, fishing items from a jar of hissing Madagascar cockroaches, facing down terrifying critters like tarantulas, bobbing for candy corns in green baby food, and suffering visits from Fright Fest freaks.

Butch Patrick and Kerri Platt. Platt of Forked River came in second place (Photo courtesy Six Flags)

  As the winner, Roberts made out with a $600 prize, a pair of 2020 Gold Season Passes, Haunted Maze Express Passes and a small replica of her full-sized coffin.

  Runners up were:

  • 2nd Place: Kerri Platt of Forked River, NJ  
  • 3rd Place: John Nash of Seaside Heights, NJ 
  • 4th Place: Mike Markawicz of Ridley Park, PA
  • 5th Place: Cricket Alanis of Bayshore, NY
  • 6th Place: Alairra Craven of Seaside Heights, NJ

   All runners up took home park passes and Fright Fest souvenirs.

  Roberts was one of six finalists to partake in the annual coffin challenge. The six contestants were chosen out of a pool of 6,000 applications.