The 10 Most Dangerously Ill-Conceived Theme Park Rides of All Time
Bonus Entry: Lion Petting Zoo
Not technically a ride but an amusement at a park nonetheless (Lujan Zoo, near Buenos Aires if you’re interested), the notion of this particular entry, dubbed by animal experts as “an accident waiting to happen,” is fairly clear: pet the hideously dangerous carnivores – in this case lions, tigers and bears – at your own discretion. The thing about these beasts is that they have something of a penchant for eating other slightly less bulky creatures than them. One visitor remarked: “I love Argentina. People aren’t hung up on safety… I sat on a lion’s back.” As of yet nothing seems to have gone wrong at the Argentinean park, but with accounts such as this we imagine it will only be a matter of time before little Jimmy has to eat his creamed corn with his left hand.