Annual Pass holders to get one-off ERT on Thirteen

Merlin Annual Pass holders will be able to ride Thirteen during early ride time (ERT) at Alton Towers on Friday.

In a special perk for this Friday the 13th only, the ride will be available alongside the other usual ERT rides, including neighbouring Rita.

ERT starts at 9am and staff will be at the entrance to the Thirteen queue line to whom a valid Merlin Annual Pass must be shown in order to gain entry.

Merlin describe it as an invitation to “exclusively test” the ¬£15 million rollercoaster and be the first riders on Friday the 13th.

On Friday the 13th of August last year, the ride was renamed to Fourteen in a publicity stunt.