ORLANDO -- It's going to cost a little bit more to visit SeaWorld Florida.
The Orlando theme park has raised ticket prices for the second time in a year. Officials say the latest increase of $2 raises the price of a single-day ticket to $81.99.
The Orlando Sentinel reports the park is raising the price of other ticket options. Among them, Florida resident passes that pair one-day visits to SeaWorld and the water park Aquatica have increased from $99 to $127.98.
SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck says the park's guests still believe that SeaWorld and Aquatica are "outstanding values."
The marine park last raised tickets in November 2010, when the cost went from $78.99 to $79.99.
Gollattscheck noted the park offers discounts, including $10 off single-tickets purchased in advance.
The news isn't all bad. Earlier this month, Aquatica began offering a discount to Florida residents for the remainder of the year. Single-day tickets purchased online will be $29.99 — vs. the normal walk-up price of $47.99 ($41.99 for ages 3-9).
Online buyers have to print out their tickets at home and take them directly to the turnstiles, bypassing the ticket window.
Aquatica, located near SeaWorld in Orlando, features several water slides, two wave pools, two lazy rivers, shopping, dining and some animal interactions.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.aquaticabyseaworld.com.