Fishpipe Waikoloa: A Barrel of Fun
Located near the Kona Pool at Hilton Waikoloa Village is the island’s latest, greatest way for kids of all ages to splash around and have fun. It’s called Fishpipe Hawai`i and it’s billed as the “world’s first rotating barrel ride.” Up to three riders at a time are zippered inside the ball, 15 gallons of filtered water is pumped in for every new group, and the Fishpipe begins spinning while the occupants slide around in the bottom having a ball. The riders tell the operator how fast they want to go, so it’s as exciting or safe as you want it to be. The ride lasts for 90 seconds, which is like being on a mile-long water slide! You know you want to!