Sunday, November 13, 2005

How To Force an Elevator to Go Straight to Your Floor Without Picking Anyone Else Up:

1) Get in the elevator.
2) Decide which floor you want to go to.
3) Extend both index fingers.
4) Press the button for the floor that you want to go to, and the door close button at the same time, and hold them down for five seconds.
5) Laugh at all of the people that are waiting on an elevator while you go right past them.

103 comments:

Anonymous said...

This doesn't work on all elevators, but it works on all Otis models, and a few miscellaneous others. On the Otis models, it isn't required to hold the button combination down for five seconds- only that they are pressed simultaneously. I don't know about any others- maybe that's where the five second thing matters.

Anonymous said...

this is probably the best thing i have ever read online. EVER.

schmanke said...

That's actually really old...but one of my favorite things to do. I WILL admit though, the comment on Otis models sounds kinda legit...hmmm...anyone know for SURE?!

JPFstudio said...

I don't think you should "laugh at all of the people that are waiting on an elevator while you go right past them."

Maybe you should be ROTFL all the way to your floor.

LOL, thanks.

Joshua said...

The one where I work at doesn't have a close door button =/

Anonymous said...

Does it work on elevators with only 2 floors?

Anonymous said...

does is also skip past floors that someone else on the elevator already picked? If so then that would be hilarious

Evilpig said...

"Does it work on elevators with only 2 floors?"

WTF are you smoking?c

Anonymous said...

I've done this at a hotel in houston during a major convention and there was about 10 people going to floors 2-8. I wanted to go on the 10th floor so I did the trick, everyone was just like WTF! When I got off I just giggled.

Anonymous said...

Is there any way to do this trick if the elevator doesn't have a 'close door' button? Like any other buttons or button combos?

Anonymous said...

Best thing i have ever read !

Anonymous said...

i wish iknew that sooner. thats the greatest thing ever.

Anonymous said...

w/no door close, I've seen pushing both the current and destination floors work...on an older one

Anonymous said...

Another trick someone taught me is that if you pick the wrong floor, pushing (not simultaneously obviously) all of the buttons will clear the list of floors selected, and you just have to hit the one you want. I'm not sure if it works on all brands, or just the one in my office.

Anonymous said...

i don't know, there's an Otis elevator in my dorm and this doesn't work.

Anonymous said...

this thing is the best thing i ever heard

Seamus said...

The option to force an elevator to go straight to your floor can be turned off by the people that installed it.

Alex said...

OK, I have never being here but this kind of stuff I love. I do it all the time. Here is another one. There is a sort of metal piece at the top of the elevator (where the two doors meet when they close)It looks like a giant on and off switch (again in otis elevators). If the elevator is going up and you want to go down, just get into the elevator and press the floor that you want to go to while you press this switch on and off a few times. It will switch directions....Sweet

CyeBorg said...

I haven't tried it but may cause your elevator to stop working for this.
you should write a disclaimer about this for safety reasons. anyways be safe

Civisi said...

Yeah, old stuff. What was the web site ? Something about Easter Eggs... And the elevators I have tried this one do not support this feature.

Anonymous said...

this would be so funny to do in my school

Anonymous said...

Thats awsome i'm gunna do this in my school elevator

Anonymous said...

@Joshua...does it work on elevators with only two floors...

...biggest laugh I have had in awhile. nice wit.

goolster said...

@civisi Yeah, you're right. The idea has already been mentioned at eeggs.com (http://www.eeggs.com/items/12697.html)

Anonymous said...

haha i cant wait to do this on my grandmas 25 story apartment

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Scott said...

Man, I wish I had known this when I lived in NYC. Not much use out here in suburbia...

Anonymous said...

Some states, like the one I live in, require by law that the door close button be disabled. Major bummer.

Anonymous said...

i did that once..in a mall, the lock on the controller box broke..and the lift was empty. So i opened it and pressed dont stop.. hahahaah/..

Anonymous said...

.. and then you fell to your death

Anonymous said...

Suck it

Anonymous said...

hahaha this is gonna make my trip to new york inside the empire state building even funner going up from floor 1 all the way to the top without stopping

Anonymous said...

"This doesn't work on all elevators, but it works on all Otis models, and a few miscellaneous others. On the Otis models, it isn't required to hold the button combination down for five seconds- only that they are pressed simultaneously. I don't know about any others- maybe that's where the five second thing matters."

I was just in San Fransisco, and our hotel elevator was an Otis model. I had my sister stand on the 3rd floor as I went down from the fourth to the 2nd floor. I did the trick, the told her over a cellphone to press the "call-down" button a second after the doors closed.

The trick did not work. I tried it twice with different timing. No go.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if this works on hitachi modes

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this is like the best site ever, for this reason

Anonymous said...

Don't do this, in certain places, sometimes people absolutely NEED elevators, E.G. in hospitals! You dicks wanna be responsible for somebody's death because they couldn't get the equipment down?

Anonymous said...

Ummmm...Actually hospitals have service elevators for people/patients that actually need to use them. Nobody is going to die if you use this trick.

Anonymous said...

lmao i read this a couple days ago and tried in a department store rotflmao tis so cool

Renegade,

Anonymous said...

all you people serously need to get a life.
thanx, peace out.

Anonymous said...

I've GOT a life. I love it! Stuff like this makes it even better! Peace off!

Anonymous said...

what he said

Anonymous said...

Thats fucking great im going to piss people off now!

Anonymous said...

I did this 2 my boss and he was realllyyy MAD!

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Anonymous said...

anyone know what kind of elevators are in the empire state building cuase it would be so awsome if someone did this and went bottom to top to bottom again with all these really busy buisness people and video taped them.

Anonymous said...

Some of you people need to stop arguing and remember what the true meaning of this trick is: to piss people off and laugh at them when they can't to crap about it!

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Anonymous said...

On some elevators you can just hold down the button for the floor you want to go and it should bypass all other stops even with no door close button.

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lworld63 said...

HEHEHEHEHEHEHE suckers

so funny doing it at metro center subway station in DC. it had windows so i stuck my tounge out at them

So funny how pissed off they were

Thanks

Stefan said...

Good Job! :)

Anonymous said...

i was in san diego for the holiday bowl and all the fans (like 400 of them) were there and i read this on my laptop

there was like 25 people on the elevator and i went straight to my floor and all the other losers were pist off but i didnt give a fuck cuz we were at our floor lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:) lol:)

Anonymous said...

I don't care who you are but that's funny. I'm gonna try that the next time that I get into an elevator with "more than two floors" MORON!

Anonymous said...

"Ummmm...Actually hospitals have service elevators for people/patients that actually need to use them. Nobody is going to die if you use this trick."

Actually not all hospitals do. I went to UCLA and they didnt have separate elevators.

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Anonymous said...

I tried it but it didn't work for me. Then I remembered the part about laughing at people as you go past. works great now!

Anonymous said...

This doesn't work. The "close door" button isn't hooked up to anything, it's just to give people something to do while they impatiently wait. Read up on elevators and you'll see this.

Get a stopwatch and try pressing the closed door button. You'll see that the door close on their own time, totally independant of when or how often you pressed the button.

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Anonymous said...

Can it make the elevator travel in time

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Anonymous said...

your all idiots and this is not true, im an elevator mechainc and your full of shit!!

Anonymous said...

Please don't work on my elevator if u can't even spell your occupation correctly. Its MECHANIC dumb shit!!

Anonymous said...

My wife works at a hospital and showed me how to do this years ago. They use it ALL the time.

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Useful information .. Thanks for the post..:)it will surely help me.. keep posting..:)

Anonymous said...

otis lift (cop)car operating panel has a can bus system a 30 volt input supply into a remote station pcb which feed the call button,door open button has its own 30 volt input out put plug i think some talking shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

if the elevator is a down collective system it will not stop going up anyway full collective will your all known f all

Anonymous said...

who gives a shit i use the stairs

Anonymous said...

how about non collective?

Anonymous said...

needed this when i was in VEGAS and everyday it took like 20 mins to get from the 17 floor to the lobby because there were so many people, even though there were over 8 elevators.

lol I WILL TRY THIS!

Anonymous said...

@in hospitals guy
Even in hospitals that DON'T have service elevators, places with an urgent need generally have a override key that overrides anything else the elevator is doing, and brings it to the floor the key is inserted in immediately. (Hospitals that do have a service elevator often don't have this tho, I think.)

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I've tried this before. This stupid alarm started going off and I had to explain to the super that he had a faulty elevator. I thought I was going to be in shit for messing around with the elevator....but he bought the story.

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Anonymous said...

Does this actually work?

Anonymous said...

Pushing the floor and door close button will NOT bypass calls!!!! If multiple car call buttons are pressed and all go out it is cause the anti nuisance is set on the controller. That is TRUE!!! I have worked on every kind of elevator all the way back to early 1900's.

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I tried praying before... Hadn't worked as well as this ahha

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Anonymous said...

Take the fucking stairs yo fat lazy fuck

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Anonymous said...

this is awesome

Anonymous said...

Yeah...take the stairs you lazy fuck

Anonymous said...

At the hotel in Calgary, Alberta Canada that I stay at for work I use this trick all the time and it has yet to fail me. It's COLD in Calgary in the winter so who wants to stop in the lobby by the outside door on the way from the pool (sub basement) to the 30th floor? Not me!

Anonymous said...

Otis is not an elevator model; the man who invented the elevator was named Otis and requested that his name be written in every elevator because he gave his elevator blue prints away for free instead of copyrighting them and making millions.

jabeer said...

in johnson lifts there is a button called NS button.that is Non Stop button this will help you.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure that was a joke lol

Anonymous said...

if the elevator has only 2 floors, wouldn't it automatically go to the other floor without stopping? I mean if it doesn't have any other options.....

Anonymous said...

I did this in my office building and there isn't a bathroom on the 4th. Anyways this guy on the 4th floor crapped his pants because the elevator never stopped at the 4th floor. hahahahahahah we tied it up all lunch break. 4th floor suckers!

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Anonymous said...

All People saying they do this are bullshitters I work for Otis and I am a Volunteer firefighter this is a staright myth

Anonymous said...

I got stuck on a elevator for 30 mins because of this -_-

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It works on cruises! People hate it but I love it cuz there's so many damn people! Haha :')

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Anonymous said...

Holy shit people, it was a joke.

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Anonymous said...

Yeah he may b lazy but ur really stupid if u didn't understand the joke lol

Anonymous said...

They r called lift engineers

Anonymous said...

You're an idiot. Otis elevators is the biggest elevator company in the world. And Elisha Otis didn't invent the elevator he invented the broken rope safety for elevators, Archimedes invented the elevator.