There is a whole story arc that comes with the Ark, but none of it is actually related to the “Ark” mythology, thankfully. This all has to do with Moe’s ability to snatch animals, and have the good citizens of Springfield do their best to build, man, and promote the Springfield Zoo, which is not to confused with Moe’s Petting Zoo…even it had nothing to do with Moe being petted.
The first “Major Prize” on the Prize Track is the Discount Lion Safari Entrance
Let’s take a look…
First of all, like I said, I’m not wild about zoos, unless they really let the animals live in a more natural habitat, like the amazing Oregon Zoo, in Portland, Oregon, or the equally amazing (and much more dangerous) Wildlife Safari, in Winston, Oregon (keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times!).
But, neither of them have anything to do with the Discount Lion Safari Entrance…which is HUGE (as in pretty much out of scale), but really has little appeal, until you earn the “Big Cat Country” which doesn’t come until the 5th Prize. So…random placement…no worries.
Act 1, Prize 1- Discount Safari Entrance
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
Can be Placed: On grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt and Over river|cobblestone|sidewalk|road|dirtroad|iceriver|klsroad
What Does It Do: Nothing. Just an Entrance sign that sits there. Does not award Amusement/Arrangement Bonus. Just a sign.
Dialogue When Placed:
Lisa: Dad! I want to see the good Lions, not these old tired ones.
Homer: Honey, these Lions are people too. You can’t say things like that.
And there you have it. A forced item that takes up another Item Limit click. I’ll keep it around for a bit…then like most of this event, it may find itself in a virtual zoo of another sort (storage).
Keep on Grindin’!!