Going on an elephant ride would be such a memorable experience because it seems crazy to me that we are able to interact with animals at such an enormous size. This seems like an experience that you can only get once from an elephant being so patient.
I love riding elephants although I've only rode bareback once. During one of my trips to Thailand a trainer asked me if I wanted to pose next to the elephant. Suddenly the adolescent elephant wrapped his trunk around me and lifted me onto his back! Best surprise ever! And it made for a great photo op, haha