ORLANDO, Fla. -

The cost of admission at Gatorland just got more expensive.

The new higher prices at the iconic Florida attraction went into effect Sunday, December 1.

Adult tickets increased to $26.99 and children's tickets are now $18.99.

Florida residents of all ages can still get into the park for $9.99 through January 5, 2014.

All passes allow guests to get up close and personal with gators and crocs, birds, panthers, deer and more at the "Alligator Capital of the World."