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Merlin Annual Pass and Membership

Merlin have introduced a monthly installment version of the annual pass called Merlin membership Pass.  It seems that the pass will be £12 per month for standard or £16 per month for premium.

It is more expensive compared to the one off payment pass but offers a more affordable way of paying and I would imagine the uptake would be high.  You will be tied into a 12 month contract to start with.

I for one think this is great and this would be how I would pay for it even though it's more expensive in the long run.

 

*As of January 2015 Merlin Membership is not available. Topic changed to Merlin Pass discussion in general. 



-- Edited by Josh on Thursday 22nd of January 2015 09:29:48 AM

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RE: Merlin Membership Pass

not so sure i will renew mine in april next year..im premium

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Why would anyone wish to pay more?
All it takes is a little over time a weekender and you can pay in one lump sum and save yourself a little cash.

People certainly do have money to burn it seems.

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Put it this way for argument's sake: You buy a standard annual pass in March for £143 online price which lasts until next March. You use said pass from March until November when the theme parks close (you only use it for the parks and not the London attractions). When the theme park season starts again you then buy an annual pass again for £111 renewal price. Total amount spent = £254

Alternate view: You buy a Merlin Membership Pass in March for £12.99 a month. You are tied into a 12 month contract so for the first year it costs you £156 but as you want to visit the theme parks for the next season you run it until the end of October to cover the season but then cancel it; costing £91. Total spent £247 which equals a saving of £9.

Although buying them outright is probably a better idea and gives you longer if you want to enjoy the midway attractions too.



-- Edited by Josh on Thursday 20th of June 2013 09:51:54 PM

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Yeah for the sake of £9 you may as well enjoy the lot.
But an average of £150 a year isn't too bad when you think about it, with theses parks quite a distance you would only need to allow for travel and over night stays perhaps.. which then it all starts to really add up if you want to make the most of your season tickets.

Great deal if you live local.



-- Edited by Bubbles on Thursday 20th of June 2013 10:41:29 PM

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yeh got my alton trip booked for mid september and will probably do thorpe early march next year while its quiet

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three types of passes now available and there is a sale on...not much off but still worth a look...

all passes have had some tweaking done too

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The sale doesn't have much off?

Premium WAS £199 NOW £125 for January
Standard WAS £159 NOW £105 for January

Family prices are both slashed too... Premium MAP is £99pp

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i paid 125 last year so its the same sale !!

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individual premium pass now up to £149.... last year I paid £119... its now cheaper to have a family pass at £119

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Huh, the premium pass was more than £149 last year, so how can it "go up to £149"?

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i paid 119 to renew last year, a new one was 199 last year, now it is 149 to buy new or renew. loads have contatced ASA as they are now breaking the law as they said prices frozen for 2014 yet decided today 26th to hike the porice up saying there calendar year runs from 26th dec-26th dec

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Your renewal price should have been £125 last year. Some places had it a few quid lower for whatever reason. The price in the sale this year for new and renewal is £149 compared to th new and renewal price of £125 last year.

They've handled it badly but haven't broken the law. They stated they had frozen their 2014 prices but I don't think they ever said they would stay until the end of the year. Admittedly it is poor form to have the product at a lower price, then have a 'Sale' straight after which is at a higher price though.

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No renewal was £119 mr Brightside when I renewed in may 2014 with a new one at £199 in 2014

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Alright well you got an offer after the sale then.

I paid £125 for a new premium pass last January.

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So the renewal price went down after the sale in 2014 ? interesting as it was held at £119 ( renewal ) until xmas day 2014 and when I got mine in May 2014



-- Edited by coolskin on Thursday 22nd of January 2015 07:27:46 AM

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RE: Merlin Annual Pass and Membership

Probably easier to put this in this section as its headed "merlin"

Started on all things Merlin at work now, some great carpet being done at the moment and I was lucky to see the same design at Thorpe Park in one of the ride operation booths !!

Some big 6 stuff happening too and more, how cool



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Pass sale started today at 10am.

Ten pound dearer to renew my premium pass this year at £149, standard are £119.

Sale ends 13th feb

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Do any of the passes include Gardaland or Heidi park entry?   



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you get discount off their international attractions. not free entry

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Thanks for the clarification.



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