Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Great Elevator Trick

In a hurry to get to the 17th floor on a crowded elevator? The iHacked web site says a simple (but impolite) key combination can make some elevators skip everyone else's floor and go straight to yours:

The only thing you need to do is press down the close door button, and the floor you would like to go to at the same time. This trick has worked on all the office elevators I have tried so far. I find it works the easiest on:
Otis Elevators
Dover Elevators
And Most Desert Elevators

I come from a long line of elevator experts (hi J&A!) so I'll have to confirm this with them, as California has a lot fewer elevators in tall buildings to test on. Ever given this trick a try? Let us know how it goes in the comments. — Gina Trapani


  1. Ha! I ran out of my Cherry Creek Denver hotel room to test this immediately but realized it was no fun since most have already left for dinner and the place is pretty desolate. Hmmm...maybe I can try now that Joey and Shawn are here.

  2. So far no luck - trying several variations. Will report back. Also need to see what kind of elevator we're riding.

  3. It is confirmed - our elevator does not partipate in the fast forward program. Shawn and Joey made other attempts. The weird part is that we cannot find the brand. Clearly a conspiracy.