Here's a little tip about the experience: As the loaded elevator platform heads up the tower, the empty one descends.
At one point, of course, they pass.
You know how people pass each other on the sidewalk and nod their heads politely? The platforms do that. It's just a little nod, but it's definitely enough to add another thrill to Pilgrims Plunge. (My scream went up about three octaves, even though I knew it was coming.)
Meanwhile, here's a great article about yesterday's Pilgrims Plunge media preview.