On our Rick's advice, I've amused myself on and off all day reading forums from "over the water" about the cancelling of the Disneyland annual pass...many Disney freaks seem to think it is the end of the world, others looking forward to a whole new era of less crowded pathways and fewer "entitled" AP owners lording it around the castle...getting rid of the "mall crowd" and countless vloggers clogging up the park. An AP being cheaper than a childminder in the school holidays. The cancellation is clearly Covid related, but many have argued that Disney have wanted to go down this road for some time to increase overall income without increasing numbers on the park. I don't have a Towers pass, I've only had one Merlin Platinum, but I have been known to use my BPB passes rather a lot...because I am "local" I make a point of regular, brief visits, roughly weekly for a few hours at a time. I often discuss "Scrap the wristbands...they ruin the fun and make the park too crowded and the queues are not as quick...bring back pay per ride", with my tongue just a little in cheek. But what if Merlin...second only to Disney remember...followed Disney's lead, and decided to scrap passes, either just AT, or all passes including the Merlin ones. Overcrowding scrapped overnight, midweek closures more common off peak, overcrowding at Lego/Chessington becoming a thing of the past apart from very peak days. It may be a way out of the current lack of investment in a lot of the parks...they might increase revenue overall, they would need new attractions to pull the punters in. Probably not going to happen, but it is closed season, so we need something (apart from the B and C words) to chat about. I might resort to learning to pole vault, to get over the wall into the Beach, or take my "commando" half spade to King Ina's rocks, and dig a tunnel under the fence round the back of the hotels. How would you cope?