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Otis Series 5 Elevator at SpringHill Suites Ballantyne
We were in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte last night and we stopped in here to see what kind of elevator they had. :) We tried to take a picture of the outside but it didn't come out very well as it was just too dark and rainy. They have a very unique piece of artwork for lobby decor so we took a picture of that for ya'll to see. For more info on this hotel, you can check out their website at Springhill Suites Charlotte Ballantyne Website & FB Page at Springhill Suites Charlotte Ballantyne Facebook2014-05-30 06:30:13
For Sylvia: Space Needle in Gatlinburg, TN Part 3
This video is for Sylvia who follows me on FB. She had emailed me to ask when I was going to upload the 3rd installment of the Space Needle Video Series. I had somehow overlooked uploading this video of the ride down from the top so thanks Sylvia for reminding me of this. :) The first 2 videos of the Space Needle can be found in my Gatlinburg Playlist here2014-05-29 22:17:50
For Florida Car Wash (FloridaCW) Sam's Xpress&Good Year Blimp
This is for a good friend who does great videos of car washes. Take a moment to check out his website at We stopped here today while in the area to get our car washed at this brand new & very nice establishment in Charlotte, NC off of Hwy 49. BONUS FOOTAGE at the end of the video of the Good Year Blimp which had just left the race at the Speedway. For more info on Sam's Xpress Car Wash, you can check out their website at www.samsxpresscarwash.com2014-05-25 01:04:51
TJElevatorfan - My Story
The Official Trailer for TJElevatorfan's YouTube Channel. Be sure to check out for more information :)2014-05-24 02:21:10
Short Spotlight Video of Great Wolf Lodge Photo Book
This is a short spotlight video of a couple of pages from a GWL photo book made by Shutterfly (that we got from a free offer by being a guest at GWL earlier this month) of my school's "Family Night Sleep Over". I can't show the whole book for privacy reasons as it has pictures of other students at my school in it but I can show these 2 photos of me which I am wearing the "Elevator Fan" T-Shirt that ThyssenKrupp Elevators sent me. The captions talk about my hobby and filming at GWL&mentions the tribute videos to Dieselducy I made 4 years ago with "Ronnie Bear" at GWL. :)2014-05-23 20:26:17
Random Video I Made
This is one of the random videos I made while at the Hampton Inn&Suites in Roanoke, VA which tells of the different phone options&it also includes a picture of the beautiful sunset we saw while out to dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse at Valley View Mall.2014-05-20 17:53:54
Interstates 81&581 Plus Part 4 of Fun Tour with the GM&Dieselducy
For all the ones who like road footage: here's a clip of us riding down on interstate 81& 581 from around Elliston to the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites at Valley View Mall (Roanoke Airport location) Roanoke, Va. This also has the conclusion of our fun tour with GM Natalie Schneider & Dieselducy as we tour a 2 queen suite which is just like the one we stayed in which you can see the one we actually stayed in on the Surprise Stay video in the playlist of the videos from the opening weekend of the newest hotel in the Roanoke Valley. For more info on this hotel, you can check out their website at Hampton Inn Roanoke Airport & for the url link to my video playlist of all the videos we took during our stay, it can be found here Video Playlist2014-05-20 02:12:06
Hotel Tour of the Hampton Inn (Interstate Blvd) Anderson, SC
What a great staff & GM this Hampton Inn has. That is a picture of me posing with them at the start of video. :) I also had a blast hanging out with Amy & working behind the desk for a bit while also getting a full hotel tour. :) This hotel has been renovated since the last time we stopped in. Here is the url link for my previous video taken here Previous Video of Hampton Inn & for more info on this hotel, check out their website at Hampton Inn Anderson SC Interstate Blvd2014-05-18 04:26:22
Part 3 of Fun Tour with the GM&Dieselducy at Hampton Inn&Suites
Demo of handicap door bell ringer with sound and light plus a room tour of a King with Sofa Sleeper in this 3rd installment of the "Fun Tour" Video Series of the Hampton Inn&Suites in Roanoke, VA2014-05-17 00:56:41
Thanks for a Facebook Milestone
My public FB page went over 1,000 likes :) Thanks to all who have liked it and also for watching my videos and supporting my hobby. This short clip gives a hint of the type of photos I post there. Below are the major links you can keep up with me starting here with my YT Channel, of course. :)
2014-05-16 00:16:40
Requested Video: Residence Inn in Asheville, NC
William S., here is a video we did of the elevator at Residence Inn in Asheville, NC. I don't have a hotel tour of this place but if I can get one next time we are up in that area, I will get that for you as well. This was taken I believe a year ago and I thought I had already uploaded it to YT but when I got the request for RI and I went searching for it to send the URL link to William, I couldn't find it so I guess I forgot to upload this one before now so William thanks for reminding me of it. :)2014-05-14 21:47:37
Part 2 of Fun Tour with the GM&Dieselducy at Hampton Inn&Suites
Roanoke, VA is the location of a 4 part video series called "Fun Tour with the GM & Dieselducy" which in this 2nd installment, we showcase the lobby & breakfast areas along with The Star meeting room plus the indoor pool and fitness center before heading upstairs to tour a 2 queen standard room. Stay tuned for part 3 & 4 coming soon. Thanks again to GM Natalie Schneider for taking the time to give us a great tour. For more info on this Hampton Inn & Suites, you can check out their website at Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke Airport Website2014-05-14 02:45:03
A Safemark Systems Safe Demostration at Great Wolf Lodge
Here is a little short video clip of our Kid Kamp Suite Room Number 3044 with me demonstrating the safe on the wall. For more info on these safes, you can check out Safemark Systems' Website at www.safemark.com2014-05-12 08:51:35
Happy Mother's Day to my "Hampton Mom" Andrea Coon
A lot of you know that Andrea Coon is a very special person to me and I like to call her my "Hampton Mom" :) This is a video card to her from me on Mother's Day2014-05-11 07:06:06
For Zachary: Hotel Tour of the Great Wolf Lodge
Zachary Winstead, this is just for you as you requested a hotel tour awhile back so I thought you would enjoy this. We stayed here when my school had a "Family Night" sleepover this week. This is the 2nd time I have stayed at GWL. The first time was for my 10th birthday. I had a lot of fun here and glad we have the weekend to rest up from this adventure :) For more info on GWL, you can visit their website at Great Wolf Lodge, Concord,NC & for photos we took, you can check out my Facebook Page at TJ's Photos from GWL sleepover.2014-05-10 07:22:10
Another Look: Best of ReGen Oits Series 7 Elevators
I have gotten several emails asking if I could show more of the ReGen Oits Elevators. I have already uploaded all the video footage I have of this particular type of elevator so far but I complied the best of the footage we have gotten into this one video for the ones wanting to take another look at it. I have also gotten a couple of questions about the Otis Medallion that I have like "where did I get it" and so on so I have included the footage of John Carpenter who on behalf of Otis Elevators presented it to me when I visited the Hampton Inn & Suites in Fort Jackson / Columbia, SC (which he is the General Manager of) back in 2012. The footage we got of the elevator shaft at Hampton Inn & Suites in Roanoke, VA is also included in this Best of Video. I also included the photos that John Carpenter had sent me of the "Machine Room Panel" opened up. Hope you enjoy it. For more info on the Otis ReGen Elevator, you can click on this link that explains how it works from the Otis Website at Otis ReGen Elevator2014-05-08 01:25:41
Fun Tour w/ the GM & Dieselducy at Brand New Hampton Inn & Suites
This is the first of 4 videos that showcases the different types of rooms that the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites in Roanoke, VA has to offer. This hotel just opened on Good Friday of this past Easter Weekend & I had a blast getting to explore it with my good friend, Dieselducy & the General Manager, Natalie Schneider. Be sure to check out the playlist of other videos from this hotel which includes a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Shuttle Van ride to the airport & return trip back to the hotel at this link More Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke Airport Videos & for more info on this great addition to the Hampton Inn family, check out their website at Hampton Inn & Suites, Roanoke,VA Website2014-05-07 19:43:41
The Renovated Hampton Inn in Marion, NC
This Hampton Inn has recently been renovated so we stopped in on our way up to Asheville on my Spring Break to check it out. If you want to see what it looked like before renovations, check out my previous video of this Hampton at Hampton Inn Marion,NC before renovations2014-05-06 17:44:09
Full Hotel Tour of Hilton Garden Inn
This was a Christmas present from Andrea Coon so a BIG THANK YOU to her for this. I hope you enjoy the tour...On some of the segments, we have cameo appearances by Cannycart & Dieselducy from the tour we took them on via FaceTime although Dieselducy was just on audio on other phone that my dad was using. I did the best I could with editing the footage as sometimes both dad & I were talking at the same time and sometimes you could hear Dieselducy and Cannycart and then sometimes you couldn't & it was just too confusing so this hotel tour's final version is not what I had originally planned but I think it is edited in a presentable way for ya'll to enjoy. :) I would recommend staying at this hotel if in the area. You can check out their website for more info at Hilton Garden Inn Anderson,SC Website. Be sure to check out my other video from here as well which includes HGI's Breakfast Grill and in room Keurig Coffee Maker demonstration at this link TJ's Hilton Garden Inn Video2014-05-05 23:45:12
Hydro-Fit Series 7 Otis Elevator at Tupelo Honey Cafe
I believe this is my first Hydro-Fit ride. Otis Series 7. I have ridden Series 7 before but those have been with the ReGen Drive. We went to Tupelo Honey Cafe (Charlotte, NC Location) today for lunch which has very tasty food and I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered they had this elevator there as well. :) Be sure to check out my FB Photo Album for more photos Tupelo Honey Cafe Charlotte Photos & for more info on the restaurant, you can check out their website at tupelohoneycafe.com2014-05-04 22:30:14
Dover - Thyssenkrupp Elevator at Comfort Inn & Suites
looked like Dover at first but sounds like ThyssenKrupp :) We passed this on our way after stopping at the Best Western in Radford to do a retake there and thought we pop in here also to see what kind of elevator they had...2014-05-03 01:18:29
Full Hotel Tour of Hampton Inn in Anderson, SC Alliance Business Park
It was very nice to meet the General Manager, H.M. Craft who was showing Hamptonality at its finest by working behind the desk on a Sunday afternoon, on our stop here at this 4 year old Hampton Inn which by the way, looks brand new. He even put me to work as room inspector which I thought that was pretty neat. It passed inspection and won a seal of approval. :) For more info on this fine Hampton, check out their website at Hampton Inn Anderson SC Alliance Business Park & you can check out my FB page for photos at Anderson SC Hampton Inn Alliance Business Park Photos2014-05-02 01:03:02
Opening Weekend Surprise Stay at New Hampton Inn & Suites
Located in Roanoke, VA at Valley View Mall near the Airport. This hotel opened up earlier than original anticipated May date which worked out great for me as it was a nice surprise ending to a great Spring Break. Enjoy this full hotel tour and stay tuned for more videos including a great visit with GM Natalie Schneider and Dieselducy :) For more info on this great addition to the Hampton family, check out their website at Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke Airport Website2014-04-30 23:41:39
Red Lava, Wax&Shine at Wiki Wiki Car Wash
This version includes everything that Wiki Wiki Car Wash offers including the red Lava flow. For more info on this car wash, you can check out their website at

Hope you enjoy it.
2014-04-28 06:06:20
A Revisit to the Best Western Radford Inn
On our recent trip back up to Roanoke, we made a quick stop to do a retake of the classic Dover located here. As you know, Dieselducy has stayed here in the past and has a complete hotel tour of this place. :) For more info on this hotel, check out their website at Best Western Radford Inn2014-04-26 16:28:56
For Mrs. Beth Taylor: A Easter Sunday Visit up to Mill Mt (Roanoke, VA)
We found ourselves in Roanoke, VA on Easter Sunday so before heading home, we decided to take a ride up to Mill Mt to see the Roanoke Star. Mrs. Taylor who is one of my former teachers used to live in the area so I thought I would dedicate this video to her. :) To find out more about the Star City's Star, here's the link to the website that tells all about it. Roanoke Star Information.2014-04-26 00:25:04
Hilton Garden Inn's Grill and A Keurig Coffee Maker Demo
This video is for Cannycart who I believe likes coffee and also Hilton Garden Inns. :) This was in Anderson, SC which was one of our stops on my Spring Break. Stay tuned for full hotel tour coming soon. For more info on this hotel, check out their website at Hilton Garden Inn Anderson SC Website2014-04-24 02:12:51
Otis Gen2 with ReGen Drive Series 7 Elevator
I believe this elevator is series 7 Otis Gen2 with ReGen Drive. It is located at the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites in Roanoke, VA (Airport / Valley View Mall location) which just opened on Good Friday. We made a quick trip up to check it out which was a great way to end my Spring Break. This is dedicated to Jim Li Elevators and Dieselducy. Mom said John Lynch when we were talking about the cables but it was John Carpenter who gave me the cables, sorry about that John. Stay tuned for full hotel tour (with special guest Dieselducy). For more info on this hotel, you can check out their website at Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke Airport. You can also check out my Facebook page for photos we took at Hampton Inn & Suites Photos2014-04-22 01:43:08
Happy Easter: A Mercedes -Benz Sprinter Shuttle Van Ride
The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites in Roanoke, VA (Airport / Valley View Mall location) opened this Easter Weekend :) We came down to check it out. SPECIAL THANKS to General Manager Natalie Schneider for giving us not only a great tour (which will be featured in upcoming video) but a great ride in the hotel's shuttle van. I am so glad Dieselducy was in town to enjoy this experience with us. :) For more info on the newest addition to the Hampton family, check out their website at Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke Airport2014-04-20 10:55:14
Brand New Hampton Inn&Suites in Seneca, SC
Here's one of our videos from Spring Break. We stopped in Seneca, SC because I was checking out the Hampton App to see where some new Hampton Inns are and this was one that was not too far out of the way so we decided to check it out. Schindler HT elevator which we noticed had a phone jack in it.2014-04-18 20:00:18
Sneak Peak of Spring Break Fun (w/ Dieselducy&Cannycart)
here's a couple short clips from upcoming videos from spring break fun with special guest appearances by Cannycart and Dieselducy2014-04-17 23:58:41
Very Nice Park Elevator at Holiday Inn Express
This was a smooth ride, faster going up than going down. Nice bell. :)2014-04-17 01:54:39
A Special Thank You to Andrea Coon
This is a special thank you video to my "Hampton Mom" as I like to call her. :) She has done so much for me and is a very thoughtful and caring person. This video showcases pictures from this past weekend of the items that Andrea surprised me with for Easter and it also shows what I brought for her. :) Thanks Andrea for being the person God created you to be, the world needs more people just like you!2014-04-16 07:06:04
Thyssenkrupp Elevator at the Pioneer Building in Asheville, NC
I added a sound effect in this one. Thought it would be neat to hear this sound when pushing an elevator button. This is another quick little video we did the day we went downtown in Asheville to eat at Loretta's Café. This was one we spotted on our way back to the Hampton and decided to pop in real quick because the outside of the building looked kind of neat. We really didn't spend a whole lot of time filming in Asheville because I wanted to stay and work with my fellow team members at Hampton Inn Tunnel Road since it had been awhile from our last time up there :)2014-04-15 00:27:48
Garaventa Lift at Loretta's Cafe in Asheville, NC
Starting off Spring Break in Asheville, NC :) We went to Loretta's Cafe today for lunch which is a very neat and interesting place to eat. Thanks to Nick for letting us ride the Garaventa Wheelchair Lift which we had an interesting ride on. :) For more info on Loretta's Cafe, you can check the links below
Lorettas Cafe Facebook Page
Photos from the cafe

For more info on the Garaventa Lift, you can check out their website at Garaventalift Website
2014-04-12 23:21:02
Happy Birthday to Jim Li Elevators
Hope your birthday is going great Jim. Here's a birthday video from me. Hope you like it as we started it off with my Otis Medallion like you start your videos off with your Otis Plate. For anyone who hasn't checked out his YT Channel yet, be sure to do so. He's got some great videos at JimLiElevators2014-04-09 23:00:45
Flashback to Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine
For Pake who is one of my younger fans who wrote and asked me if I liked Thomas the Tank Engine. I did when I was his age although I have outgrown Thomas the Tank Engine now. :) I remember it was fun to go to the "Day Out with Thomas" in Dillsboro NC & also in Spencer, NC back in I believe 2005. Pake is excited that he's going to go riding with Thomas later on this year. I hope you have a great time Pake and for now here is a little trip down memory lane of my experience with Day Out with Thomas. For more info on DOWT, you can check out these websites at Day Out With Thomas & Thomas Train Rides2014-04-07 00:13:15
For The Elevator Channel: Wiki Works Car Wash
This is the 2nd car wash from Wiki Wiki Car Wash we have gotten. Last time we got the Wiki Wheel Deal which is $10 and today we got the Wiki Works which is $15. If you watch the car in front of us they got the reddish pink Lava. Next month we might do the $20 which is the Wax and Shine wash. If you want to see the first video we did at this place, click here First Wiki Wiki Car Wash Video. Hope you enjoy it. :)2014-04-05 22:06:50
Otis Elevator Series One at EENT Building
Here's a shout out to TheElliotBox01. I Had to go to ENT for my ear today. On the way out, I decided to do a retake of these elevators for ya'll. I had filmed these back in 2010 & here is the link to that video if you're interested :) 2010 Elevator Video2014-04-02 17:40:10
Davidson Village Inn Dover Elevator
Another requested retake in Davidson, NC. This is a really nice hotel in the heart of Davidson with a great Dover! :) For more info on this hotel, you can check out their website at & their FB page at 05:36:58
Retakes of the Pair of Otis Lexan Elevators at Davidson College
It's a shame that the floor indicators do not work anymore although the call station button does still light up. If you want to see them working, click on this link of the video we took back in 2011: Previous Video from 2011. This video is a Requested retake from awhile back - sorry I couldn't remember exactly who had requested these retakes since it's been awhile from the time they requested them for whenever we got back up to Davidson to reflim them. For more info on the E.H. Little Library, check out their website at 01:57:37
Hampton Inn Salem VA Room Tour with Dieselducy
Here is a flashback from last summer when we toured the Hampton Inn in Salem, VA. This room type is a king suite. Be sure to check out the other videos from this great Hampton Inn & Suites in the Hampton Inn Salem VA playlist. This hotel will also be featured very soon on my website. For more info on this hotel check out their website at Hampton Inn Salem Va.2014-03-21 20:15:58
Wiki Wiki Car Wash in Charlotte, NC
We decided to try this one in Charlotte today. For more info on this car wash, you can check out their website at wikiwikicarwash.com2014-03-15 23:30:55
Thyssenkrupp Elevator with MAD BS Fixtures?
This elevator used to have Signa 4 fixtures. You can see the video we did a couple of years ago if you click this link: Previous Video of Northcross2014-03-14 23:22:37
Kannapolis Cruise-In Classic Car Show 2014
enjoyed walking around and looking at all the cars today.2014-03-09 06:30:19
School Projects are Time Consuming but Fun!
School projects have been taking a lot of my time as of late but Spring Break is on the way and there's only one more quarter to go before summer....who's ready?2014-03-08 01:31:15
Requested Video: Happy Birthday ChrisVideos
A very happy birthday to ChrisVideos today. Hope you like this video. You requested a Schindler elevator ride so stay tuned for the bonus footage :)2014-03-03 18:07:42
Otis Elevator Series 6 at Pinnacle Point Shopping Center
We have filmed these before a LONG time ago but I'm not sure if we ever uploaded them to YouTube because if I'm not mistaken, it was before we started uploading to YT. We were in the area today so we made a quick stop to film these in HD with Dad's iPhone.2014-03-02 01:06:53
Special Birthday Package from Sasha Bailey & Thyssenkrupp Elevators
A nice surprise came by UPS at 9pm on Feb 17th :) Special thanks to Sasha Bailey for always being so nice and thoughtful. I appreciate all she does for ThyssenKrupp Elevators. For more info on TKE's newest product EnduraMRL check out their website at ThyssenKrupp EnduraMRL2014-02-27 01:01:00
Clean Ride Express Istobal Car Wash in Concord, NC
For the ones who have been wanting us to film more car washes :) Here is one we went to today. For more info on this place, check out their website at www.cleanrideexpress.com2014-02-23 05:23:12
For Zachary: A Tour of Hampton Inn & Suites Mooresville, NC
Here's a full hotel tour for you Zachary just like you requested. Thanks for following me on Facebook. EMS318 joined us via Facetime (he has filmed the elevators here before) For more info on this great hotel, check out their website at Hampton Inn & Suites Mooresville Website & Facebook Page at Hampton Inn & Suites Mooresville Facebook.2014-02-15 04:47:26
A Hampton Inn Birthday Suite from Vicky Gunther :)
A very special THANK YOU to general manager Vicky Gunther & the Hampton Inn & Suites in Mooresville, NC for the wonderful Birthday treats especially the overnight stay in a suite and getting to work behind the desk with Anna & Tonya. This room has not been renovated yet although some of the new furniture has been placed in the room. Here is the link to a tour of a suite like this one with all old furniture Suite Before New Furniture. To check out this Hampton's Facebook page Hampton Inn & Suites Mooresville,NC Facebook. To check out photos of some of the highlights of my 14th birthday Photos of my 14th Birthday2014-02-14 23:38:15
Renovated King Whirlpool Room at Hampton Inn
Here is the first video from my surprise birthday stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Mooresville, NC this past Saturday. :) This Hampton is in the process of renovating their rooms and this is a tour of the finished product of the king whirlpool room. To see a before tour of the King Whirlpool room, click on this link - King Whirlpool Room Before Renovation. Special thanks to Vicky Gunther (GM) & her fine staff for making my 14th birthday so special. I had a great stay and loved working behind the desk with Anna & Tonya. Stay tuned for a tour of the birthday suite and also a hotel tour (with ems318 via Facetime)2014-02-12 00:21:01
Shout Out to thewildeeper: HD Retake of TownePlace Suites
This is a shout out to thewildeeper. If you haven't checked out his videos yet, here is the link to his YT Channel The Wild Eeper Youtube Channel. Hope you all enjoy this video. Sorry about getting my fingers in camera view. It's kind of easy to do with the tx10 :) I had a request to do some more HD Retakes of older videos that I had done so here is one we decided to retake. I film first then got mom to film so we have two perspectives like we used to do a long time ago on some of my videos. If you want to see original video which was uploaded in 2010 of this particular elevator, here is the link to that - Original Video from 20102014-02-06 05:24:00
A Short Staycation at the Hampton Inn in Cornelius, NC
Not very often that one stays at their local Hampton Inn but due to our hot water heater going out on us and the new one couldn't be installed until 2 days later, I got to stay at one of our local Hamptons as an overnight guest. :) One of the best parts about this is I got more time working behind the front desk which I really enjoy. :) For more videos of this particular Hampton, check the links below & you can also check out the photo album on my FB Page at Cornelius Hampton Photos

Sneak Peek of My Visit with the Hampton Team in Lake Norman (Cornelius, NC)

Visit Lake Norman & Hampton Inn in Cornelius, NC Celebration

A Unique Tour of the Hampton Inn at Lake Norman
2014-02-02 16:12:06
For ChrisVideos: HD Retake on Otis Series One
This is the 3rd elevator at the Hampton Inn in Concord, NC at the end of hallway. This is an HD Retake that I don't believe ever got uploaded so ChrisVideos since you had requested an Otis Series One - here it is until I can find another one that I haven't filmed yet. Thanks for watching my videos :)2014-01-26 03:27:18
A Double Feature of Retakes
Here are two videos from the retake files that haven't been uploaded until now. Hope you enjoy them.2014-01-24 03:55:56
ThyssenKrupp Safety Ambassador Club Membership Kit
Elevator Safety is for all ages! :) ThyssenKrupp Elevators has a Safety Ambassador Club that you can join for free. They will send you lots of Safety Tips for safe riding on elevators and escalators plus some neat TKE Swag. Check it out at ThyssenKrupp Safety Ambassador. Also included in this video is bonus footage of a retake of the TKE elevator at Hampton Inn Mt. Airy, NC :)2014-01-23 01:48:18
Newly Renovated Hampton Inn University Area of Charlotte, NC
We had a fun time exploring this Hampton Inn. :) Still in the process of renovations but what they have done so far is pretty nice. We also have a special guest on this upload. Special thanks to Thomas for showing us around.2014-01-15 09:02:25
Part 2 of Full Hotel Tour of Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte, NC (Airport Location)
This is the 2nd part of our full hotel tour of this wonderful hotel. Be sure to watch part one, here's the link to it - Part 1 of Full Hotel of Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Airport. I had to split the tour footage into 2 parts due to some of the files of the footage we took somehow had gotten corrupted and I was having problems editing and processing the whole tour into one file. Please pardon my hat hair in the footage shown here on part 2 ( I had left my hat in the car and my hair was kind of going wild in places). Special thanks to GM Marsha Ellsworth for the warm welcome and also to Carrie for showing us around. If you want more info on this hotel, check out their website at Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Airport & their FB page at Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Airport Facebook2014-01-05 10:26:01
Part 1 of Full Hotel Tour of Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte, NC (Airport Location)
Most of this part of the tour was taken at night. First up, we take a look at the inviting lobby area with the cozy lighting effects & also the side library room which shares the lobby's double sided fireplace. Then we show the Pavilion Pantry & Pre Function area with 2 meeting rooms & Guest Laundry areas then take a ride on the 2nd elevator before showing the outdoor Fire Pit getting started up with bonus special effect of slow motion mode at the end. Make sure to watch part 2 of this full hotel tour which will include the fitness / pool / business areas plus 2 hotel room tours. For more info on this hotel, check out their website at Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Airport & their FB page at Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Airport Facebook2014-01-05 10:18:58
Outdoor Fire Pit at the Brand New Hilton Garden Inn
This is located at Charlotte, NC Airport Location. I am working on the full hotel tour we got at this neat addition to the Hilton Garden Inn Family. Since it is a cold January night, I thought this might just be the video to upload to send warm thoughts to all my viewers. :) Stayed tuned - the hotel tour should be uploaded tomorrow. :) For more info on this hotel, check out their website at Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Airport & their FB page at Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Airport Facebook2014-01-05 02:13:38
School Fundraiser DVD Still On Sale
Still on sale through the month of January. All proceeds go to my school. You can order DVD at The TJ Elevator Gear Store for $10.99 plus $3 for S/H :) A DVD with exclusive material (my versions) that will not be seen on YT featuring: A full hotel tour of the Hampton Inn in Pigeon Forge, TN with Cannycart.* A ride on the vintage Otis elevator at The Guggenheimer with Dieselducy & The Elevator Channel * Taking a ride on the elevator at Homewood Suites in Greensboro, NC with BCElevators * New Retakes taken on my dad's new iphone 5s in the Lake Norman NC Area * 11 Hotel Brands * Featuring various elevator brands such as Schindler * ThyssenKrupp * Dover * US Elevator * Southern Elevator * Otis * Kone *2014-01-04 01:31:56
Happy New Year Everybody From TJElevatorfan
We celebrated watching 2013 leave and 2014 coming with a 6 inch red, white&blue lighted ball drop that my dad&I set up this year. Hope you enjoy it. Keep watching for a few special effects towards the end. :) Thanks for watching and best wishes for all of you in 2014!2014-01-01 08:35:49
HD Retake from Backlog Files: Embassy Suites Concord, NC
Going through some computer files and came across a folder with some HD Retakes we did awhile back when we had first gotten our HD camera that I believe didn't get uploaded to YT for one reason or another so here's the first video from that folder. I hope you enjoy these scenic Otis Elevators :)2013-12-27 01:35:19
A Revisit to Touch Sensitive Otis Elevators
This is for Elevatorama who asked if I would check on these as The Blake Hotel has been bought by Sheraton&they are in the process of renovations. So far, the touch sensitive Otis are still in tact. We'll be checking from time to time to see if they get modded.2013-12-26 21:15:58
Happy Birthday Jesus! A Display of 2013 Christmas Lights
Merry Christmas to all my viewers! I want to say a big THANK YOU for giving me close to 3 and 1/2 Million Views since I started my YT Channel back in November of 2009 :) At the time of this uploading, I now have 3,499,702 views. Hope you all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS&A HAPPY NEW YEAR! These are some of the lights displays we saw this year. I hope you enjoy them. Sorry I couldn't use the original audio for this as the displays were playing music that I'm sure was copyrighted so I decided to take the audio off and put some non copyright audio on these video clips. I know Christmas is not about light displays but they are a fun way to celebrate Jesus' Birthday. :)2013-12-25 09:41:20
Christmas Eve Special: Glockensiel at Inn @ Christmas Place
Be sure to check out my other videos from this Christmas theme hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN. :) You can find them along with some photos on my website under the hotel spotlight feature at Hotel Feature - Inn At Christmas Place. You can also check out my FB album for more photos of our stay here Facebook Photos from Inn At Christmas Place2013-12-24 08:39:22
A Visit to Carolinas Aviation Museum
Featuring US Airways Flight 1549 Airplane which is known for the "Miracle on the Hudson" landing in 2009. We went here Sunday afternoon with my parents & grandparents. It is a really neat museum! Hope you enjoy the video my mom made of our visit as much as I enjoyed touring the museum. If you are ever in Charlotte, NC & have never been, I would recommend this place. :) For more info, visit their website at & FB Page at

You can also visit my FB Page for photos taken by dad and mom at TJs Facebook Pictures of Carolinas Aviation Museum
2013-12-23 10:02:57
Kone Elevator at South Village Parking Garage UNC Charlotte, NC
Here is the 2nd Kone elevator we came across at UNC. These had a little different directional indicator than the CRI One Parking Gargae has and this one didn't talk.2013-12-22 06:48:43
Kone Elevators at CRI Parking Garage One UNC Charlotte, NC
We were near the UNC Charlotte Campus today so we decided to check out the new parking garages they have built since the last time we were there. :) I believe these are Kone Elevators.2013-12-22 00:21:32
Otis Elevator at Brand New Hilton Garden Inn
Special thanks to General Manager Marsha Ellsworth for letting me explore her new hotel which has just opened on Wednesday of this week. Thanks to Carrie for taking us on a tour of this very nice addition to the Hilton Garden Inn Family. Stay tuned for that hotel tour coming soon but for now, here's a look at their elevator which gave a very smooth ride. We started on 2nd floor as there was music playing in the lobby area. Check out for pictures :)2013-12-21 05:26:49
A Connie Award Winner Hampton Inn&Suites in Dobson, NC
We stopped by here on our way back home from Virginia this past Summer. We had filmed the elevators here before but we noticed the Marquee which read Connie Award Winner which is the highest award a Hampton can win from the Hilton brand so of course, we decided to stop and explore this award winning Hampton.2013-12-16 01:49:27
Biltmore Estate Christmas 2013
Here is some footage we took on the grounds of Biltmore Estate over Thanksgiving Weekend this year. We had gone up to Asheville with my grandparents and went to a Christmas twilight tour of the Biltmore Estate which was pretty neat! We ate at the Stable Cafe and did a little bit of shopping as well. Footage is all outside of the actual house as there is no photography allowed inside the house itself. I had a lot of fun riding that historic Otis elevator inside. I had ridden it in the daytime back in 2012 when we went to Biltmore with my Aunt Brenda & Uncle Wendell but I must say it was a lot more fun to ride it when it was dark outside as you notice the cab light more (or at least I did). For pictures of Biltmore we took both in 2012 and this year, you can click on this link that takes you to photo album on my FB page Biltmore Photo Album and for the Stable Cafe pictures, click here Stable Cafe Photo Album.

For more info on Biltmore Estate, you can check out their website at
2013-12-14 01:58:12
At the Holiday Inn in Greensboro, NC with BCElevators
Here's one from my meet up with BCElevators this past Summer in Greensboro, NC that I had forgotten to put in my upload folder. Trevor started to film this one but camera battery died and then his iPhone battery was getting low. Dad forgot to get photo of the outside view of hotel but he did get a really nice view out the window at the sun set. :) We also did a video with Trevor at the Homewood Suites in Greensboro but that one will not be uploaded to YT as that is part of the exclusive material for the school fund raiser DVD that is now on sale available on my website. Other guests on the DVD includes Cannycart, Dieselducy & The Elevator Channel. All proceeds from the DVD will go to my school. For more info on that DVD, you can visit my FB Page at Information about Fundraiser DVD2013-12-12 14:32:29
2013 Gingerbread Houses & Christmas Trees at GPI
We stopped by the GPI over Thanksgiving Weekend. to see the Gingerbread Houses on display there this year along with the Christmas Trees displays. You can kind of see the renovations recently done at Grove Park Inn in this video as well. You even see a 1913 Henry Ford Model T car all dressed up for Christmas on display in the lobby & me in the new reindeer sled they have at a certain point in this clip. :) For more info on the GPI, you can check out their website at www.groveparkinn.com2013-12-09 12:58:24
1952 Monarch Freight Elevator with Machine Room Visit
As promised from yesterday's upload of this very cool elevator located at the Toys&Co. Store in Park Road Shopping Center in Charlotte, NC, here is more footage we took of the elevator which includes a visit to the machine room :) Thanks again to Elevatorama for telling us about this one and also to Anna & Lynn for a great visit!! Be sure to visit Toys and Co. located in the Park Road Shopping Center at 4217 Park Road, Charlotte, NC Their hours are listed below at the end of this description. Their phone # is (704) 527-1921

You can check out their website at

Toys and Co. Hours:
Monday -- Friday 9 am -- 7pm
Saturday: 9 am -- 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm -- 6 pm

If you haven't seen yesterday's upload of this cool Monarch Elevator, click here Yesterdays Video & check out the photos we took Photos of Toys and Co.
2013-12-05 20:51:58
Monarch Freight Elevator at the Toys and Co. in Charlotte, NC
This video is for Elevatorama who is the one who told us about this vintage elevator. Special thanks to Anna & Lynn for a great visit & for letting us come and ride your cool elevator! I had a great time exploring your shop as well :) Stay tuned for more of this vintage elevator and a look into the machine room for tomorrow's upload! Be sure to visit Toys and Co. located in the Park Road Shopping Center at 4217 Park Road, Charlotte, NC Their hours are listed below at the end of this description. Their phone # is (704) 527-1921 You can check out their website at

Toys and Co. Hours:
Monday -- Friday 9 am -- 7pm
Saturday: 9 am -- 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm -- 6 pm

You can check out the photos we took at this link Photos of Toys and Co.
2013-12-04 19:16:12
Historic Chimney Elevators at Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC
We have filmed these before but never get tired of these historic elevators which are in Ripley's Believe it or Not. We had stopped by the Grove Park Inn to see the Gingerbread Houses and Christmas Trees over Thanksgiving Weekend. That video will be coming soon. I took the opportunity to ride the 2 historic chimney elevators again. These elevators are 100 years old and even though they don't have the original fixtures, they are still neat to ride :) These are maintained by Asheville Elevator Company which is a wonderful company, see Asheville Elevator Company Testimonials. To view more videos from Grove Park Inn, see my playlist which includes 2 room tours and other elevators at the resort. Grove Park Inn Playlist2013-12-03 21:59:19
A Tour of The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, TN
Today is November 30th which marks my 4th year YT Anniversary. I hope you enjoy this special upload of a Full Hotel Tour of this really neat place. We actually stayed here for part of my fall break back in October of this year. Thanks for watching my videos and subscribing to my YT Channel. I really have had a blast these last 4 years and made a lot of friends through this adventure. Stay tuned for more videos from this hotel as we got lots of footage. :)2013-11-30 11:00:44
Countdown to My 4th Anniversary on Youtube
November 30th will mark my 4th Anniversary on YouTube. This video marks the countdown to a very special tour of a special hotel & believe it or not, it is not a Hampton although Hamptons are pretty special to me. :) This video shows the breakfast that the Inn @ Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, TN has. Some of the footage mom took, she went by a little too fast but it still shows what it was like. :) We stayed here for part of our fall break this past October. It was part of mom's present from dad back in June for their 24th Wedding Anniversary. We stayed in the Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus Suite which was pretty neat. Stay tuned for the hotel tour which will be coming up soon on Saturday's upload.... You can see the Pancake Maker mentioned in this video at this link Pancake Maker Video. For more info on this great hotel, check out their website at & their FB page at Inn At Christmas Place Facebook2013-11-29 07:47:52
Happy Thanksgiving: A Full Hampton Inn Tour w/ Dieselducy
Wishing you all a very blessed&happy Thanksgiving Day. I am thankful to God for all the blessings in my life which are too numerous to count. Among those blessings are the many subscribers who have subscribed to my YT Channel so I thought I would dedicate this video to all 1,900 of them :) Thanks for giving my YT Channel 3,432,381 views so far! I appreciate it more than words can express! Enjoy this FULL hotel tour at the Hampton Inn in Salisbury with Dieselducy&also a SPECIAL Facetime Guest. :)2013-11-28 09:13:28
Happy Birthday Keeara
Keeara, this video is just for you. I hope you have been having a great birthday so far. You have made it to the double digits :) Enjoy!2013-11-28 00:28:16
A Tour of Dieselducy's Room at Country Hearth Inn & Suites
Country Hearth Inn & Suites is the hotel where Dieselducy stays at when his job at the Railroad takes him to Lexington, NC. We went up and spent the afternoon with him the last time he was there. I had filmed here before a couple of years ago and you can see that video if you click on this link TJs First Visit to Country Hearth Inn & Suites2013-11-25 14:48:07
Mini Hotel Tour of the Hampton Inn in West Knoxville, TN
This is a very nice Hampton. Thank you to the front desk staff for giving me the neat gifts. This Hampton was booked up at the time of our visit so we didn't get a room tour but the front desk staff did give us a key that would get us into the business, fitness centers. They have an outdoor pool which we showed from the window as it was kind of rainy off and on the day we visited. This Hampton has 2 buildings which the one building has the neat scenic Dover elevator which can be seen in the video at this link West Knoxville Hampton Scenic Dover Elevator and then the main lobby elevators (ThyssenKrupp) are shown in this mini hotel tour video. For more info on this Hampton, check out their FB Page at Hampton Inn Knoxville Cedar Bluff2013-11-22 19:58:20
Dover Elevator at the Hotel Salisbury with Dieselducy
This used to be a Holiday Inn but now is the Hotel Salisbury in Salisbury, NC. To see our previous video of this back in 2011 click this link 2011 Holiday Inn Salisbury which shows fitness center, arcade and a brief view of lobby and pool areas as well as riding the elevator in the dark :)2013-11-21 06:24:22
Where is Dieselducy at this time in North Carolina?
at the Quality Inn in Salisbury, NC exploring their elevator with me and my dad. :)2013-11-19 19:24:09
Sunday Meet Up with Dieselducy in NC
Dieselducy pulled into Lexington, NC on Sunday and we got to spend the afternoon with him. This was taken at one of our stops just up the road a bit from Lexington at the Municipal building in Salisbury, NC which had the remains of the outer door of a really nice vintage elevator but the rest of the elevator completely modded.2013-11-18 20:51:00
Old School Mill's Fresh House Homemade Ice Cream Maker
Located in Locust, NC. A neat little place to eat at that is on our list of favorites :) For more info on this place, check out their FB Page at Old School Mill's Fresh House Facebook & for more info about their foods, check out their website at 17:17:56
Thyssenkrupp Elevators at Springhill Suites in Pigeon Forge, TN
Cannycart guessed that these would be TKE and he was right :) We ran out of time to film these together with Cannycart when we met up this past summer so my parents and I stopped by here on our fall break when we went back up to PF in October. For more info on this hotel, you can check out their website at Springhill Suites Pigeon Forge Website2013-11-17 09:04:02
Otis Elevator at the River Place Inn Condos?
Question mark is because we don't what condos or hotel this is as there was no name at all anywhere on the particular building. There was a building across the street that was on the parkway called River Place Inn Condos so this could be part of that or it could be another building of River Place Condos although it is basically on another lot of land.2013-11-17 00:50:17
Scenic Otis Elevator at the River Place Condos
Pretty smooth ride and great views of the mountains. For more info on this place, you can check out their website at www.riverplacecondos.com2013-11-15 20:08:35
Otis Elevator at the Riverside Tower in Pigeon Forge, TN
I was going through my files today and saw this one at Riverside. I thought I had already uploaded this one for some reason but it was still in the need to upload file instead of already uploaded file so I did a search on my videos and didn't see it so I guess I was mistaken about thinking it was one I already uploaded. There are a lot of hotels in Pigeon Forge with the name River in them. :)2013-11-14 23:14:13
Dover Elevator at the Days Inn in Pigeon Forge, TN
Starting to wrap up the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Series. I do have a few more videos to upload from the series including a very special one that will be uploaded on my 4th Anniversary of my YouTube Channel which will be coming up on November 30th so stay tuned...2013-11-13 20:46:35
Room 523 at the Hampton Inn has 2 Queen Beds w/ Fireplace
This was a very nice room and the one we stayed at for most of our fall break in October in Pigeon Forge on Teaster Lane. This is the same Hampton we stayed at back over the summer when we met up with Cannycart but not the same room we stayed in at that time. I won't be uploading the full hotel tour we did with Cannycart to YT as that is included as part of the exclusive footage on my school fund raiser DVD that is available on my website.2013-11-13 00:45:12
Dover Elevator at the City Hall with The Elevator Channel&Dieselducy
here's one I filmed at City Hall in Lynchburg, VA with Jacob&Andrew. Sorry about not paying attention with fingers in camera view - guess I was having too much fun to really concentrate :)2013-11-11 20:00:20
Thyssenkrupp Elevator at Hampton Inn&Suites
Located off of I-75 Knoxville, TN North. Notice the TN ORANGE color phone and the awards this Hampton Inn&Suites has gotten in the photos. :) Neat that they offer crackers and snack mix besides the famous Otis Spunk Myer Cookies2013-11-11 17:54:38
Elmwood Garage HD Retake Roanoke, VA
We decided to do an HD Retake of Elmwood Garage on our last trip to Roanoke since I don't believe we have an HD take of it yet. :) This video is for Michael Presley who watches my videos and has even started visiting some of the elevators that my parents&I have filmed. :) Thanks for watching!2013-11-10 22:38:39
Otis Elevator at the Hampton Inn&Suites at Turkey Creek
Located in the city of Farragut, TN near Knoxville. #1 hotel in Farragut on Trip Advisor and winner of the 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award.2013-11-09 23:53:05
Very Nice Scenic Dover Elevator at Hampton Inn
with excellent view of the elevator shaft at the end.Knoxville West location. Stay tuned for a mini hotel tour of this Hampton. Thanks to the front desk staff for the great gift bag.2013-11-09 01:23:19