The Merlin Entertainments Group, which operates leading UK theme parks including Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, is to launch a pay-monthly version of its Annual Pass.
Towers Times reports that the the Merlin Membership Pass will become available from June 24, 2013, with details to be posted on an under-construction website. Like the existing Merlin Annual Pass, it will provide access to all of Merlin's UK attractions, which also include Chessington World of Adventures, LEGOLAND Windsor, The London Dungeon and Sea Life centres across the country.
Holders of the pass will have to sign up for a minimum 12-month term. Unlike the existing Annual Passes, which expire after one year, the Membership Pass can be cancelled at any point after the first year, with holders paying on a monthly basis. Like the Annual Pass, it will be available in a Standard version and Premium version, with the Premium level offering additional benefits such as free parking and fewer block-out dates.
Individual memberships are set to be priced at £12.99 per month for both adults and children, with Premium membership priced at £15.99 per month. Family memberships will cost £9.99 per person, per month for the Standard level, and £11.99 per person, per month for the Premium level.
For more details of the new membership scheme, as well as images of the passes themselves, head on over to Towers Times.