Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and SeaWorld Orlando have announced price increases at the Florida theme parks.
The new ticket price at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is $83.45, including sales tax. You will pay $72.75 for kids ages 3-9.
At SeaWorld Orlando, tickets are now $85.19 with tax included, $74.54 for kids.
By comparison, a 1-day, 1-park ticket including tax at Walt Disney World is $87.33. Disney’s most recent price increase was in August.
Those prices don’t take into account the myriad of discounts available, including savings on multi-day tickets, combo tickets that include admission to other theme parks and/or water parks, and online-only deals.
And Florida residents are also eligible for special pricing. For example, a Florida resident who pays full price for a 1-day admission receives a “Fun Card” that gets him or her in free for the rest of the year.
As the Miami Herald reports, only 1/3 of theme park patrons actually pay full price for a 1-day admission into the parks.
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