Yea good point, but outside of August does the Premium Pass really hold an advantage over the normal Merlin Annual Pass?
It doesn't appear so, no. As Standard Pass holders can gain entry to Thorpe Park Fright Nights by paying £5, that is one benefit of the Premium Pass that has been diluted somewhat, and all the other perks such as 20% off in attraction shops are all included on the Standard Pass.
Certainly, if you are an existing AP Holder, at renewal time you have to ask yourself if it is really worth an extra £100. My own personal opinion is no it isn't. Though it appears that these Premium Passes are more than likely be marketed in a view to getting new customers to purchase them, rather than tempting existing customers to upgrade.
Also, for anyone who's pass isn't due to run out until later on the year, and wish to take advantage of the £75 offer, then the following reply has been posted on their facebook page in reply to such a question being asked:-
Simply purchase a gift voucher and when your pass is due for renewal you can redeem the voucher. Gift vouchers are valid for 10 months from purchase. But make sure you buy by Friday as the sale will not be extended beyond then.
However, if you are part of a family of 3, 4 or 5, don't forget that the renewal price is already £75 per person so you may wish to wait if you fall into this catagory.
Hope this helps, but if not feel free to speak to our team on 08444 77 44 44 (9am to 5pm daily).
Have a great evening.
Speak again soon!
As mine runs out next month, I just purchased the Pass, rather than the voucher, and will colect on Feb 1/2 term opening day. :D