The water elevator present at Hawaii’s Grand Wailea Resort was built in 1991. Its purpose was to help the park owner’s physically disabled son travel back up from the bottom of the water slides. This is the only invention of its kind in the world. The users go through a small door to the inside of a tall cave-like room. People stand on the metal platform while the door is closed and water is pumped into the room which lifts the platform up to the top of the park. Then the water is drained out to lower the platform back down. It takes nearly 16,000 gallons of water to raise the platform up and down.
The park pumps 25,000 gallons every minute to keep the whole water park running. The video shared shows the father and son duo go and check out the water elevator behind the scenes of a VIP tour. The system is comprised of a series of complicated pipes and pumps which allow it to move up and down all day. The Grand Wailea’s wonderful water park is a unique hotel complex which is made up of a series of water slides connecting pools and other aquatic activities. It is also Hawaii’s second largest hotel.