The Merlin Annual Pass has been relaunched after a year’s break due to lockdown restrictions, Merlin Entertainments has announced.

Families use the pass to access Merlin attractions across the UK and it saves them hundreds of pounds in the process.

The annual pass gives families a years’ worth of trips to attractions such as Alton Towers Resort, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, SEA LIFE Aquariums, The Dungeons and more.

New attractions include the Croc Drop at Chessington World of Adventures and the world of LEGO® MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures which sees LEGO creatures come to life. It’s also home to the Flight of the Sky Lion, the UK’s first ever flying theatre ride. 

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Passholders can also visit the World of David Walliams at Alton Towers Resort and rollercoasters at THORPE PARK Resort as well as seeing penguins, sea turtles, sharks, jellyfish and other marine creatures at SEA LIFE Aquariums across the UK.

Jordan Middleton, Senior Marketing Manager for Merlin Annual Pass, said: “We’re very excited to announce that the Merlin Annual Pass is back once again! Here at Merlin, we love to offer families the chance to unlock fantastic days out at some of the UK’s best attractions, where they can create memories that will last forever. After the turbulent 18 months the country has had there’s never been a better time to reconnect with each other and explore the range of attractions, theme parks and experiences we have on offer.”

Which Merlin Annual Pass options are available?

If you’d like to pay via a one-off upfront payment, the off-peak Discovery Pass starts at £89 and will give you access to the attractions during periods where they receive their lowest crowds.

A Merlin Monthly Membership gives families the opportunity to split the cost throughout the year with payments starting from £14.99 for the Gold Membership option. This price is based on Gold Pass Monthly Membership. Plus one-off sign-up fee of £49.99 for Gold Pass and £59.99 for Platinum Pass.

The one-off price for a Gold Pass is £219 and the one-off price for a Platinum Pass is £299. A monthly payment for a Platinum Pass is £19.99 per month plus the sign-up fee mentioned above.

Passholders can also take advantage of other benefits from Merlin, unlocking further savings with each visit, including up to 20 per cent discount on food, drinks and retail, up to 20 per cent off short breaks at Resort hotels with Merlin Holiday Club. Discounted entry for friends and family is also available.

Those buying Gold or Platinum passes get extra perks including free car parking at Resort Theme Parks, less restricted access to the attractions during peak periods and money off Fastrack vouchers.

The Merlin Annual Pass is valid at more than 25 attractions across the country.

For more information on the Merlin Annual Pass including benefits or how to buy a pass you can visit the website.

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