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Busch Gardens, SeaWorld Orlando up the price of one-day tickets

Students and members of the media watch Busch Gardens’ new Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation during a preview performance in May. A new ride for the Tampa theme park is expected to be announced next week.

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

Students and members of the media watch Busch Gardens’ new Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation during a preview performance in May. A new ride for the Tampa theme park is expected to be announced next week.

First Universal Orlando. Then Disney World. And now Busch Gardens and SeaWorld. The parks owned by SeaWorld Entertainment are the latest Florida theme parks to raise ticket prices just in time for the busy summer season. Starting Friday, a single-day ticket to Busch Gardens in Tampa will increase to $89 for adults and $81 for children ages 3 to 9, plus tax, a boost of $4 per ticket. At SeaWorld Orlando, admission will go up three bucks to $92 for adults and $84 for children. The price boosts come days after the May 24 opening of SeaWorld's Antarctica exhibit, the biggest expansion in park history. Busch Gardens debuted a live stage show, "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation," on May 18 and next week plans to "drop'' news of a major new attraction rumored to be a drop tower ride similar to the Mach Tower at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. The new pricing puts the cost of most major area theme parks in the $90 range for the first time, although parkgoers can get multiday passes and online tickets for cheaper. — Times staff

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