Tom Scott Rides the Strangest Elevator In Italy That Travels Both Vertically and Horizontally

In an episode of his Amazing Places series, Tom Scott visited Genoa, Italy and rode the Ascensore Castello d’Albertis-Montegalletto, an elevator that travels both vertically and horizontally. Scott wondered how it was possible for the elevator to travel in both directions safely, but the answer turned out to be rather simple, and it’s the same method used in the Tower of Terror ride at Disney theme parks.