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Theme parks around the world began Halloween events over the weekend, with special offers still available for guests looking for a spooky bargain.

The highest-profile event is Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, which kicked off this weekend at Universal Studios Orlando. Glowing reviews have already appeared from the Orlando Sentinel and Theme Park Insider. The Universal Studios Hollywood event gets underway on October 2.

A range of discounts are available for the Orlando event, and can be found on TPT's Special Offer Watch pages.

Disney's Magic Kingdom in Florida has also begun its Halloween celebrations, with Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (a more child-friendly event than the Universal alternative) beginning earlier in September. Over at Disneyland, Space Mountain has been undergoing a "Ghost Galaxy" makeover in preparation for Mickey's Treat-or-Treat Party, starting on October 2. Further afield, Kong Kong Disneyland has an alien theme for its event.

A $7 discount is available when booking online for most nights of the events at the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland, excluding the Halloween weekend itself.

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 Thorpe Park's Fright Nights - and we'll bring you images and video of the events. As usual for Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, gate prices are expensive but money can be saved by using Tesco Clubcard tokens to purchase tickets in advance.



I went to Universal in the summer and I am going to have to go back for halloween. It just looks so fun and scary!!!!

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