Looking for some recommendations here. It seems counter-intuitive, but the VIP is the 2.5 hour tour and the Deluxe is the higher end 5 hour tour that includes lunch in the "dining room." I'm taking my 16 y/o son to LA next month for college visits and we have a day to explore. He is interested in movies and film and is a die hard fan of The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. MInimum age for attending a taping is 18 years old, or I would have tried that.
Is the Deluxe tour really much better? I know there is no guarantee of what sets you will see, or what actors you may spot, but I'm hoping to get some good advice to increase my chances. We will be going on a Monday (I noticed that Big Bang Theory tapes on Tuesday and Two and a Half Men on Friday), for what that's worth.
Which tour would you recommend? I think the Deluxe has only 1 time per day (10-ish) but the VIP has several times. Is morning better for a chance of spotting a favorite actor? What time do the actors usually have to arrive on set?