66% of MAP Holders will still renew despite reduced openings

A poll conducted on a discussion page for Merlin Annual Pass Holders revealed that around 66% of voters will still be renewing their Merlin Annual Pass, regardless of a recent announcement that opening hours at many parks will be reduced.

Only 5% of voters will not be renewing because of the announcement, and around 18% are undecided.

Just under 10% of the voters will not be renewing, but said that the reduced hours was not a factor in this decision.

One MAP holder and voter in the poll said: “Even though AT is our home park and we go most weekends throughout the summer we still get our monies worth going to TP and other parks so won’t put us off renewing.”

The dates the parks will be closed are below

Alton Towers
April: 19, 20, 26, 27
May: 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
September: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
October: 4, 5, 11, 12
November: 1, 2, 3, 4

Chessington
April: 19, 20, 26, 27
May: 10, 11, 17, 18
September: 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
October: 4, 5, 11, 12
November: Closed

Thorpe Park
September: 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 29
October: 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19
November: Closes on 3rd