Early Ride Time

If you are a hotel guest or Merlin Annual Passholder you are entitled to Early Ride Time. Selected rides and attractions will be open from 9:30am. The 2019 Early Ride Time line-up will be announced in 2019.


ERT does not take place after 4th October 2019 due to our Scarefest & Fireworks events. 

Early Ride Time is not available during Scarefest, Fireworks and other Special Events, or after the 5th October 2018.

The Early Ride Time line-up is subject to availability and can change throughout the season - be sure to check out this page before your visit to find out the attractions on Early Ride Time.

Early Ride Time is only available for guests who have booked tickets alongside accommodation packages or are Merlin Annual Passholders.

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