Here's a link to the video demo of our elevator. I use 2 Monster Guts Nerve centers, Mac valves, air cylinders, prox switches and relays.
The lighting will be different when we are open, this is just for the demo. There will also be sound effects playing to set the mood.
Our previous elevator was moved by hand, but this year I am making a lot of the props automated because of the lack of helpers. I went with a stationary unit for safety reasons. I like to play with peoples minds and make them believe they have moved to a new floor. As they enter the elevator, they will leave a floor setting and the doors open in a tunnel setting. It's a completely different location.