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Theme parks around the world are gearing up for their Halloween celebrations - and there are big savings to be made for visitors who book in advance.

The Universal Studios parks in Orlando and Hollywood are again running the hugely popular Halloween Horror Nights events throughout late September and October. This year, the events are based around some of the most famous on-screen horror characters, including Jigsaw from the SAW movies and Michael Myers of Halloween fame.

It pays to book early, both to guarantee entry to the event and to save money. Universal Studios Hollywood is offering discounts to those booking before September 20, while Universal Studios Orlando is offering a range of deals - details of which can be found in TPT's Special Offer Watch section.

Disney's parks around the world are also gearing up for Halloween, with Space Mountain set to undergo a "Ghost Galaxy" makeover at both Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. Walt Disney World is offering a $7 discount on tickets for select nights of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom when purchased in advance.

Also in Florida, SeaWorld Orlando is gearing up for Spooktacular, while sister park Busch Gardens Tampa is offering a range of discounts on tickets for its Howl-O-Scream event.

Over in the UK, Theme Park Tourist will be attending Alton Towers' Scarefest 2009 - and we'll bring you images and video of the event. As usual for Alton Towers, gate prices are expensive but money can be saved by using Tesco Clubcard tokens to purchase tickets in advance.

You can keep up-to-date on the latest special offers for theme parks around the world using Theme Park Tourist's "Special Offer Watch".


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