Merlin Annual Family Pass £99 standard, £119 premium (individual prices are £119 and £149)
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Merlin Annual Family Pass £99 standard, £119 premium (individual prices are £119 and £149)

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Found 26th Dec 2014
Merlin Annual Passes are currently reduced. Not as good as previous years - maybe they'll drop further in January but for now the reductions are:

Standard individual - was £169, now £119
Standard family - was £129, now £99
Premium individual - was £209, now £149
Premium family - was £169, now £119
(Bank breaking VIP passes not available until June).

AGAIN - THIS SHOULD BE FREEZING > this is a price INCREASE. Prices were cheaper on the morning of the 26th.
A sale should NOT be an increase in price. Renewal is NOT discounted.

- bargainhunter666

127 Comments

Voted Hot

But If you can hold on till June, I would recommend the VIP Passes if you go to the Theme Parks a Lot and dont like waiting

Last Year they were £400 Family £500 Individual

But as they include everything the normal passes do and also FREE UNLIMITED FASTRACK, (Costs £95 a day at Alton Towers), Free Unlimited Drinks, Free Premium Parking (Park right at the entrance Normally £16 a day). All the Merlin Attractions Worldwide, The Waterpark at Alton Towers Free.

Plus you get Vouchers to take 2 people free once a year and they get the Free Fasttrack as well, And 2 Goldent tickets for Free Special Events.

If you visit Alton or Thrope at least 4 times a year these are brilliant, the Fastrack access makes it so easy to have a fun filled day without having to Queue..

We bought them as a family last year, and would never do a theme park without them again..
Edited by: "flashyphotos" 26th Dec 2014

Not sure why people are voting cold, last time we had them we used them enough to save almost £2000 on days out, I posted this too but you beat me to it by a few seconds. I'll be buying mine in a few days

Good price...

Can you use Nectar Points to pay for these?

Does anyone know what the best ever deals been in these?

We are buying ourselves these for Xmas, well is and our kids, I am in two minds whether to wait and see or just get these, last years premium was £99 on sale.

Will give it a few days and see

No the nectar or tesco prices are the full price

Oh, given heat

The prices usually don't change but it's often on for a month so no rush

Jeez, where is the discount? Over £30 dearer than last year and more than I paid mid season.
Edited by: "bargainhunter666" 26th Dec 2014

MotoGT

We are buying ourselves these for Xmas, well is and our kids, I am in two … We are buying ourselves these for Xmas, well is and our kids, I am in two minds whether to wait and see or just get these, last years premium was £99 on sale. Will give it a few days and see

Was it? I paid £89 max.

Let me get this right, this is a TEN pound saving IF you believe their rubbish.
In reality the Premium family ticket cost £89 each but is now £119 which is NOT a saving. That is an INCREASE of THIRTY pounds!
Renewals no cheaper. Well I won't be purchasing and I hope they break their "2015 cheapest prices" and sort this advertising rip off out.
Edited by: "bargainhunter666" 26th Dec 2014

Original Poster

bargainhunter666

Let me get this right, this is a TEN pound saving IF you believe their … Let me get this right, this is a TEN pound saving IF you believe their rubbish.In reality the Premium family ticket cost £89 each but is now £119 which is NOT a saving. That is an INCREASE of THIRTY pounds! Renewals no cheaper. Well I won't be purchasing and I hope they break their "2015 cheapest prices" and sort this advertising rip off out.



When was the premium ticket £89? I was hoping to buy some for the kids for xmas but the only discount I saw in December was the standard family pass. I've only been looking on Merlin's site and on this site though. Wish someone had posted the deal.

Original Poster

bargainhunter666

Let me get this right, this is a TEN pound saving IF you believe their … Let me get this right, this is a TEN pound saving IF you believe their rubbish.In reality the Premium family ticket cost £89 each but is now £119 which is NOT a saving. That is an INCREASE of THIRTY pounds! Renewals no cheaper. Well I won't be purchasing and I hope they break their "2015 cheapest prices" and sort this advertising rip off out.



Ah - sorry, see you were referring to previous years. Yep - I was hoping for £89 to £99 for the premium family pass. As flashyphotos mentioned though, those VIP passes look worth it particularly if you live near an attraction (we're close to Alton Towers and the fast-track would make a huge difference).

flashyphotos

Voted Hot But If you can hold on till June, I would recommend the VIP … Voted Hot But If you can hold on till June, I would recommend the VIP Passes if you go to the Theme Parks a Lot and dont like waitingLast Year they were £400 Family £500 IndividualBut as they include everything the normal passes do and also FREE UNLIMITED FASTRACK, (Costs £95 a day at Alton Towers), Free Unlimited Drinks, Free Premium Parking (Park right at the entrance Normally £16 a day). All the Merlin Attractions Worldwide, The Waterpark at Alton Towers Free. Plus you get Vouchers to take 2 people free once a year and they get the Free Fasttrack as well, And 2 Goldent tickets for Free Special Events.If you visit Alton or Thrope at least 4 times a year these are brilliant, the Fastrack access makes it so easy to have a fun filled day without having to Queue.. We bought them as a family last year, and would never do a theme park without them again..



Is that right?
£400.00 for a family pass?, and available usually in June?
Not a bad deal

poisondwarf

Is that right?£400.00 for a family pass?, and available usually in … Is that right?£400.00 for a family pass?, and available usually in June?Not a bad deal


May mean £400 each if a family member? Would have to be a lot more value than listed if correct.

bargainhunter666

May mean £400 each if a family member? Would have to be a lot more value … May mean £400 each if a family member? Would have to be a lot more value than listed if correct.



I did wonder if the poster meant £400.00 per person rather than per family.
£400.00 per family would be a cracking deal

Merlin have increaed all their prices this morning yet are calling this a sale! If you'd bought a family ticket for 4 this morning at 8am, you'd have saved over £40 on current so called sale prices

poisondwarf

Is that right?£400.00 for a family pass?, and available usually in … Is that right?£400.00 for a family pass?, and available usually in June?Not a bad deal



£400 Per Person if Part of A Family Pass (Max 3 Adults)

So £1200 for 3 People
Edited by: "flashyphotos" 26th Dec 2014

flashyphotos

£400 Per Person if Part of A Family Pass (Max 3 Adults)So £1200 for 3 P … £400 Per Person if Part of A Family Pass (Max 3 Adults)So £1200 for 3 People



thanks for the clarification

Please post reason for giving heat

Re the VIP pass, £400 pp was the price last time. Merlin increased all their prices by at least 20% today so if they d the same that will make the VIP pass in June, £480pp. You'd need to move into Alton Towers to justify that price!

I paid £99.50 per person for a family of 4 premium passes in January last year. The renewal price is the same as the normal price, i won't be getting them this year I might come back to it next year.
A shame the prices are so high.
Cash back through quidco using sea life seems to still be working.
John

I'm waiting to hear from Merlin as I was sent a renewal invite the other week, £93.60 premiuim and £83.30 standard. I went to renew today, and the 'SALE' prices are actually more expensive, and my renewal link is now not working, even though it states in my screen grab I had up to 8 weeks after my passes expired to renew at the price, they don't expire for another 10 days! a lot of people are moaning on facebook, so if you are due to renew worth checking with them.

If anyone else needs it, here is the screen shot from their renewals link from last week:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33110219@N08/15926095938/
Edited by: "crissy_uk" 26th Dec 2014

Original Poster

crissy_uk

I'm waiting to hear from Merlin as I was sent a renewal invite the other … I'm waiting to hear from Merlin as I was sent a renewal invite the other week, £93.60 premiuim and £83.30 standard. I went to renew today, and the 'SALE' prices are actually more expensive, and my renewal link is now not working, even though it states in my screen grab I had up to 8 weeks after my passes expired to renew at the price, they don't expire for another 10 days! a lot of people are moaning on facebook, so if you are due to renew worth checking with them.



Wow, just read about the change to the renewal prices - that's bang out of order, hope they sort that out and let people renew at the lower price. One of the reasons I was going to get an annual pass was that the renewal price seemed good.

Voting hot to annoy bargainhunter guy.

bet your guardian hates school hols.

I have just asked them this

I have logged on this morning to renew our marlin premium passes and was expecting to see a good deal seeing you had a sale on but alarmed to see there is no sale and the prices are £26 each more than they were last year, please can you confirm whether the error is the pricing or the use of the word sale.

The premium passes at £119 each this year! I am shocked! - what kind of a sale is this?
Last year I paid £98 each (4x £98= £ 392) and now its 4x £119= £476 a total increase last year of:

£84 INCREASE for 2Adults + 2Children nlast year - but this year I am seriously shocked that they have jacked the price up this much!

There is little or no chance that this price changes if you wait fora few days.... Seriously this is not on~!

bargainhunter666

Jeez, where is the discount? Over £30 dearer than last year and more … Jeez, where is the discount? Over £30 dearer than last year and more than I paid mid season.



How much was a renewal mid season?

bargainhunter666

Let me get this right, this is a TEN pound saving IF you believe their … Let me get this right, this is a TEN pound saving IF you believe their rubbish.In reality the Premium family ticket cost £89 each but is now £119 which is NOT a saving. That is an INCREASE of THIRTY pounds! Renewals no cheaper. Well I won't be purchasing and I hope they break their "2015 cheapest prices" and sort this advertising rip off out.



Prem pass was £99 last year in the winter sale
Edited by: "phildenholm" 27th Dec 2014

Did anyone actually upgrade to a premium renewal pass at the price of: £93.60 in DEC for the MERLIN UK THEME MONOPOLY!

I paid £83 for the premium pass renewal in January last year on a family ticket just checke doc statement

tufty_camel

Did anyone actually upgrade to a premium renewal pass at the price of: … Did anyone actually upgrade to a premium renewal pass at the price of: £93.60 in DEC for the MERLIN UK THEME MONOPOLY!



Just renewed our premium passes (x3) and paid £93.60 each for family membership mentioning the flickr renewal flyer that has been posted here by chrissy_uk (many thanks as I don't use flickr)

No problems apart from a wait on the phone and them needing to check the price.

tufty_camel

How much was a renewal mid season?

I paid £89 each pp for premium pass renewal although I wasn't renewing.
Edited by: "bargainhunter666" 27th Dec 2014

So were the passes cheeper last week than this week ? I thought they were but can't remember the price. wanted to get 4 passes..if anyone knows the old price please let me know and i may phone. Thanks

dealtime999

Just renewed our premium passes (x3) and paid £93.60 each for family … Just renewed our premium passes (x3) and paid £93.60 each for family membership mentioning the flickr renewal flyer that has been posted here by chrissy_uk (many thanks as I don't use flickr)No problems apart from a wait on the phone and them needing to check the price.



dealtime99 please let me know the details of how did this as I wanted to upgrade for 93.60 and phone them tommorow. The flickr flyer is actually a screen shot of an email I believe...so how did you do it what they say and what did you say?
regards
tufty

tufty_camel

dealtime99 please let me know the details of how did this as I wanted to … dealtime99 please let me know the details of how did this as I wanted to upgrade for 93.60 and phone them tommorow. The flickr flyer is actually a screen shot of an email I believe...so how did you do it what they say and what did you say?regardstufty



Simple as calling them tufty, stating I wanted to renew but take advantage of the pricing from the Flickr flyer, didn't take any effort they just had to verify the pricing which was a few minutes on hold, came back saying that was fine and it was done. Received the email confirmation of payment whilst on the phone.

Will they do new ones at the old price?
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