I first visited the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 1985. I think I may have been wearing those thick bunch socks with my Reeboks and a Mickey Mouse t-shirt. I think it may also have been called the San Diego Wild Animal Park at the time. But what I remember for certain is that we rode a monorail around a large area where giraffes and rhinos roamed freely and that I thought this was the most amazing zoo I’d ever visited because: Monorail! So when I planned a multigenerational spring break trip to San Diego with my in-laws and 10- and 12-year-old sons, I knew that a visit to the Safari Park needed to be part of our itinerary.