So I finally purchased mine and my friends VIP Pass today.
Took about 15 minutes to get through and I called dead on 9AM, i'm very happy though.
Some interesting things the Merlin Rep was telling me, obvs I don't know if true:
*Apparently there were roughly under 30 passes left when I called this morning.
*The price is going to be crazy for the pass next year.
*The VIP pass hotline to buy passes is going to close soon (within the next few days soon) and apparently i'm lucky I bought them today.
Nevertheless i'm happy i've got the passes secured, off to Thorpe Park on Saturday to try them out but got to run to Tussuads tomorrow after work from the Midlands with a friend to collect them as they had no passes at Sealife Birmingham/Thorpe Park *welp*.
Life is good, thanks to all of those that gave information and I hope to meet some of you guys around the various resorts/attractions.