I have a Merlin Annual Pass, am I entitled to Early Ride Time? Yes, Standard, Premium and VIP Merlin Annual Passes are valid for Early Ride Time. Related articles What is Early Ride Time? Are there restrictions for using a Standard or Premium Merlin Annual Pass at Alton Towers Resort? How many Friends and Family Tickets can I purchase with my Merlin Annual Pass? How do I purchase Merlin Annual Pass Friends and Family Tickets? I used Tesco Clubcard or Sainsburys Nectar loyalty scheme to purchase my Merlin Annual Pass, what type of Pass does this entitle me to?