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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Sun May 30, 2010 7:13 pm

Has anyone used the Prezzo discount? Do you just show the pass?
 
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:52 pm

Now that Merlin are going to be running the Blackpool Tower attractions, will those be included on the AP too I wonder?
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:24 pm

"pompeymich" wrote:
Now that Merlin are going to be running the Blackpool Tower attractions, will those be included on the AP too I wonder?


I should hope so, they are in dire need attractions up North on the pass to balance out all the offerings they have in the South. Some attractions in Wales would go down a treat too lol :D
 
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:48 pm

Another online sale starts at 4pm tomorrow...
 
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:47 pm

I'll be picking up my first Merlin AP at AT next month - do you need to take along photos with you for the pass?
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:58 pm

^Not usually. I did my first pass at Thorpe Park and my second one at the London Eye and both times they took my photo with a webcam there and then, so I would say no. Hope this helps.
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:03 pm

Seen as though this new "rule" has come about with needing to be 18 to purchase one. What's the worst they could do if I baught one over the internet with my own card (since I'm 15) and pick it up myself? or would I just need someone 18 with me? Thanks :)
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:33 am

"Airtime" wrote:
Seen as though this new "rule" has come about with needing to be 18 to purchase one. What's the worst they could do if I baught one over the internet with my own card (since I'm 15) and pick it up myself? or would I just need someone 18 with me? Thanks :)


Would it be better to opt for the "gift voucher" option they have maybe and just take that along with you as if you'd recieved it as a present? Hope you find out :?
 
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:05 pm

^wouldn't that still mean I have to take the card I purchased it with me?
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:46 pm

I wouldn't have thought so as if, for example, your grandparents had sent you the voucher you wouldn't expect to show their card?

Maybe ask on the merlin facebook page as they seem to be quite quick at getting back to people on there.
 
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:01 pm

I got my mum to buy me a gift voucher for an annual pass when I was 17 because I didn't know whether or not I could buy one with only being under 18 at the time. I just took the voucher to the desk and I didn’t have any problem. Even when they asked for my date of birth, they didn’t seem bothered that it proved I was under 18.

So you should be fine to purchase a gift voucher online and then redeem it at the park. Well it worked out alright for me anyway. Hope this helps!
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:33 pm

"Dean" wrote:
Another online sale starts at 4pm tomorrow...


I had no idea about that online sale, and picked mine up just after 4pm. How lucky!

I'll be picking up my first Merlin AP at AT next month - do you need to take along photos with you for the pass?


No, it's done by a webcam they have at the annual pass booth.
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:36 pm

For those interested, Merlin are offering the first 1000 to state why they love their Merlin Annual Pass a free MAP car sticker. They look rather nifty :D

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Just fill in this online form :).
 
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:39 pm

I've gave my reason, but I've no idea why I love my pass... :roll: :wink:
 
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:49 pm

I have a Merlin annual pass and am looking to book a stay in the alton towers hotel. the online price for a 4 person room (4 adults) is £219.04. I called to get a quote using the annual pass discount because i know the online price is cheaper than the phone price anyway, but their offices are closed right now (why? it's a hotel, it should be staffed 24/7!). anyone know what sort of discount i'll get on this?

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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:26 am

To my knowledge, you'll get a 20% discount on booking hotel stays
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:35 pm

ive got a voucher for a merlin pass, can i get through the turnstiles with it to get my pass?

Also when buying food etc, can i get 20% off for a group of people in one transaction or is it just for one person?

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Re: Which Attraction gains most from the Annual Passes?

Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:28 pm

Aha, that's an easy mistake to make. On the fb page once, a woman said something like 'You can get a wristband which lets you on all the rides as many times as you want! Way cheaper than paying for each'
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I think that means she paid for platinum fast track and went in the normal queue.. :lol:

On topic, I think Alton does benefit the most, because they have the most shops and things to buy, like photos and clothes. It's not unlikely for someone to pay the entrance price when in the park thinking 'I got in free.'

You could say Thorpe does too, but they get less visitors and have fewer shops (I think.)
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:33 pm

Not sure if this has been mentioned, but there's a sneaky way to get £19 off AP price.

Use 2 for 1 ticket to get in, go to sales and information, show them the ticket which shows the price as £38 the other one showing £0, they take that price off the cost of the AP, even though you only paid half that to get in :D

Sure it's a well known fact but thought I'd say anyway :P
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Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:33 pm

Quick question, does the MAP cover The Amsterdam Dungeon? :)

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