Half Price Merlin Pass Sale at Alton Towers

December 13th, 2012 / Alton Towers, Staffordshire / No Comments »

Merlin Pass Sale from Boxing Day 2012

Not half price this year bit it’s official…the Merlin Pass sale is on again this year starting Boxing Day 2012 and this year includes Premium Merlin Passes too!

the swarm coaster at Thorpe Park

The Swarm at Thorpe Park

How Much Will a Merlin Pass Cost in the Sale?

Standard Merlin Pass

Individual Pass; £99, (saving of £60)

Family of 3 Merlin Pass; £222, (saving £132)

Family of 4 Merlin Pass; £296, (saving £176)

Family of 5 Merlin Pass; £370, (saving £220)

Premium Merlin Pass

Individual Pass; £121 (saving of £74)

Family of 3 Merlin Pass; £270, (saving £169.20)

Family of 4 Merlin Pass; £360, (saving £225.60)

Family of 5 Merlin Pass; £450, (saving £282)

Are Premium Merlin Passes Discounted Too?

Yes, this year for the first time Premium Merlin Passes are discounted too.

When Does the Merlin Pass Sale Start?

Boxing Day, (26 December) 2012.

How Long is the Merlin Pass Sale Running?

The Merlin Pass Sale runs until the 4 February 2013.

Oblivion at Alton Towers

Oblivion at Alton Towers

Where Can I Pick Up A Merlin Pass in the Sale?

  • Chessington World of Adventures
  • Alton Towers Hotel, (not theme park)
  • Legoland Hotel, (not theme park)
  • London Eye
  • Legoland Discovery Centre
  • Warwick Castle
  • Sea Life Centres
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • Blackpool Tower
  • Madame Tussauds Blackpool
  • Sea Life Weymouth Tower
  • Dungeons; London, York & Edinburgh

Please be aware of opening days & times before you set off to purchase you sale Merlin Passes.

Anywhere I CANNOT Pick Up A Merlin Pass in the Sale?

  • Thorpe Park
  • London Eye, (closed 7-18 January)
  • Alton Towers Theme Park, (just hotel)
  • Legoland Windsor Theme Park, (just hotel)
Alton Towers Teddies

Alton Towers Deals 2012

Can I Purchase a Merlin Pass in the Sale Online or by Phone?

Only if you have a valid Merlin Pass, (standard or premium) can you purchase online or by phone.  You have the choice of visiting any of the above visitor attractions OR buying online or by phone.

You can ring 08444 77 44 44 or visit the Merlin Pass site to renew your Merlin Pass.  Phone lines are open 9am – 5pm but subject to seasonal operating calendars

If I Renew My Merlin Pass Will I Be Able To Take Advantage of the Sale Price?

Yes, these Merlin Pass sale prices are available to you too.

If I Renew My Merlin Pass Now Will The Expiry Time Be Added To My Current Merlin Pass?

Yes, it would appear that time remaining on your current Merlin Pass, (standard or premium) will be added on to your new Merlin Pass.

However last year that was some confusion as to whether unexpired time on a current Merlin Pass can be transferred onto a Merlin Pass purchased in this deal and seemed to vary from attraction to attraction…must be worth double checking this one.

Stealth at Thorpe Park

Stealth at Thorpe Park

The Merlin Pass Offer

A standard Merlin Pass offers entry to over 40 plus visitor attractions around the UK including;

  • Alton Towers,
  • Thorpe Park
  • Legoland, Windsor
  • Chessington
  • Legoland Discovery Centre
  • London Eye
  • Blackpool Towers & many more…

Whilst standard Merlin Passes no longer receive free parking and there are some restrictions on use, (see below), this  Merlin Pass Sale offers value for money if you intend to visit a number of Merlin Attractions throughout the year.

It is also worth taking into account some of the passholder perks associated with the standard Merlin Pass that includes;

  • Up to 20% off food, drink & souvenirs
  • Early Ride Time at Alton Towers
  • Deals on photographic souvenirs
  • 20% off Alton Towers Waterpark

Remember restrictions on use with a standard Merlin Pass will include;

  • No access to London Eye, Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon & Sea Life London during August
  • No access to the London Eye on 14 February, 29-31 October
  • No access to Blackpool Tower 22-30 October
  • Passholder fee for Fright Nights at Thorpe Park

However if you discount the August restrictions, (& I wouldn’t fancy visiting some of these London Merlin Attraction in peak summer time anyway), there is plenty of choice for all the family and works out as great value for money.

How to Get the Most from this Merlin Pass Sale?

This Merlin Pass Sale is particularly cost effective if you take steps to reduce your spending on each visit rather than see them as a free day out!  Simple steps such as taking a picnic, investing in a Photo Pass & following our Tips to Beat the Queues will save you plenty of money throughout the year!




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