SeaWorld Orlando announced it will raise its one-day ticket prices from $57.95 to $61.95 (plus tax) beginning January 2, fueling speculation that Orlando’s two other major theme parks – WDW and Universal Orlando – will follow suit. Disney and Universal raised their single-day admissions to $59.75 in December 2004. SeaWorld matched that price in January 2005.
Not surprisingly, spokesmen for both Disney and Universal declined to comment on ticket prices.
SeaWorld, though, is adding extra value to its ticket by allowing visitors to exchange them for a pass that will allow them to return to the park as many times as they want for the next six days. Florida residents get an even better deal: Their single-day admission will allow them to revisit the park throughout the year, with no blackout dates. The same offers apply to SeaWorld’s sister park, Busch Gardens in Tampa, which is also raising prices January 2.