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by stageshoot
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Dropkick10 they are still selling VIP Passes It has the call to order number on the site that still works.. The Waiting list one was lsft below it for some (Illogical Merlin) Reason... As for sales, people who paid last week have just got boxes with pass numbers 490ish So its crawling to 500 but its...
by stageshoot
Mon May 18, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

VIP Pass holders have been given 2 weeks warning today. They have been told in 2 weeks a 1 week exclusive renewal window will open for them (So about the 1st week in June)... Even those who did not buy till Late July/Aug last year will have to renew in the 1 week renewal period if they want the exlu...
by stageshoot
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: ScareMazing North - 25th October 2014 - Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 10718

Re: TT ScareMazing North - 25th October 2014

Ignore me... Found it.. :D
by stageshoot
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

With regards to the original T&CS which were in force when the passes were on sale. Thanks to the waybackwhen machine, they are all available here for comparison with any changes http://web.archive.org/web/20140626040631/http://merlinannualpass.co.uk/vip.aspx Sorry that may not be valid, the fir...
by stageshoot
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

I don't remember seeing this when the VIP site went live, so it appears to be an update Your V.I.P. Merlin Annual Pass is your Magic Wand to enter the Fastrack Queue, on rides where Fastrack is available. I thnk Merlin could be on sticky ground here, changing Terms & Conditions after purchase w...
by stageshoot
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

thedman31 wrote:
Oh and how do you actually book the river boat experience?


Just phone the VIP booking line and tell them the day and time you want to go, they will reserve a place and issue a booking reference.
by stageshoot
Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Glad to hear positive comments about Legoland and Chessington, planning a visit to both next week, Ref the contact after filling out the online form, Thorpe seem spot on with that and have phoned us shortly after filling out the form each time. AT dont bother now but thats more due to the fact we al...
by stageshoot
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Momoffour wrote:
I also wish someone would set up a Facebook group for all the VIP pass holders to comment and post pictures in :D


There you go, might be a good place to exchange VIP Pass info tips and meets etc.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/merlinvip/
by stageshoot
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Cool. Have you tried the water park at Alton using VIP? Are there any advantages or do we have to pay for access? We use the waterpark about twice a week. No charges and you get an all day wristband so don't have to worry about session times 10-2.30 and 3.30-8pm you can stay as long as you want It ...
by stageshoot
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

My VIP pass is 100% valid for 1 year, not sure were this extra 7 days have come from??? Have other people with the VIP pass been given an extra 7 days as I have NOT? Merlin actually state on there Web page that passes are issued with an extra week If you look in the FAQs on the Merlin site in the h...
by stageshoot
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Passes are always 1 year + 7 days as stated by Merlin themselves, they always add an extra 7 days to the year when they issue them.
by stageshoot
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

My pass expires 28th June 2015, I'm presuming others expire the same day? Like other annual passes they expire 372 days after you collect them (1 year and 7 days) I think merlin wanted to keep all the renewals as close together as possible but there are going to be some stragglers (One person has a...
by stageshoot
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Just a heads up that there was a change to the priority parking for VIP pass holders at Alton Towers today. They now have proper printed VIP parking tickets to hand out rather than giving an express parking disabled £0 printout to put on the dashboard Also they advised rather than using the Priority...
by stageshoot
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Incidentally did anyone else have a minor heart attack when they said "this is your last chance to buy the VIP pass"? : ) It definitely motivated me as a customer to buy lol Part of me wonders if they have been taking lessons from the DFS school of limited time offers. Haven't they had a ...
by stageshoot
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

It looks very much like a scam / hijacked account the seller has never sold anything similar beforr
by stageshoot
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Glad you managed to get some. Bit strange for an unannounced deadline but end of month would make sense. Wonder why they insist on a particular location for pickup it would cost them a pittance to send passes blank to your local attraction to pick up Also the attractions must have a supply of blanks...
by stageshoot
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Interesting to see that Alton Towers has increased the discount on all its VIP packages (even the cheapo £55 package) from 20% off to 50% off on purchases in all retail stores at Alton Towers http://www.altontowers.com/VIP-Experiences/ Will be interesting to see if this discount is also reflected on...
by stageshoot
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612826

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I tip my hat off to Vicky! My record is only 17 and that was the past Saturday, I'm too knackered running around all the time lol. She has my respect :clap: I think I actually rode on The Smiler with her Stageshoot, the row in front of me (hands in the air) on the end holding a piece of paper with ...
by stageshoot
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 612826

Re: e Smiler - General Discussion

Did she have a bruised jaw? On the 2nd or 3rd twist from the end I whacked my left side of face against the harness bar both times, even though I was forcing my head back. Couldn't have handled the 'hahaha hahaha' music much more and I only went on twice today No she seems to have survived intact. ...
by stageshoot
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402469

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Going to Alton towers in the morning :). So. What's the latest. For 13. Is it ride exit. Or fast pass :-/ Would feel awful if went to exit and they shooed me and the lads away :cry: Am stupidly excited to go tomorrow. Can't wait. Only second trip there with our VIP passes. And yes. I will be wearin...