The elevator ride is like going back in time. There are no fancy electronics or digital displays. The cars are pulled up the hill by a cable and you have to pull the cord to let the operator know you are ready to go. We had to wait in line about 15 minutes because each car only holds about 8 people. Be warned they only take cash which you pay at the top. The view is great from the top but otherwise there is nothing to do at the top. The kids enjoyed the trip up and down in the car.