Alton Towers weekend passholder tickets sell out

Oblivion, Alton Towers

Pre-bookable weekend tickets for holders of annual and season passes at Alton Towers have all been claimed.

A £1 booking fee was removed from advanced pass-holder admission on 8 September, and all Saturdays and Sundays for the rest of the park’s season have since been claimed.

Park operators Merlin Entertainments attributed the previous £1 booking fee to a desire to prevent ‘no shows’ – where pass-holders apparently reserve tickets but not not turn up.

Previously, the company said: “Unfortunately, we are seeing passholders pre-book several tickets and fail to turn up to our attractions.”

Merlin added that it “continuously monitors” pass-holder ticket allocation and recommended that the attractions’ websites be checked regularly.

Pass-holder tickets for weekends at Chessington World of Adventures have been claimed, with the exception of two weekends – 10/11 and 17/18 October.

At Thorpe Park, all of the remaining standard opening Saturdays and Sundays have been booked by pass-holders.

The park’s Fright Nights series of events begin in early October, and pass-holder tickets – which this year cost up to £25 – remain on sale for most of those dates.

It is unknown if Merlin will add any additional pass-holder allocation, with standard admission remaining available across all dates at all three parks.