This was a really interesting tour, it *was* cool to be "where the stars go", and see it all in person. You really can't grasp the enormity of the place unless you have been there. We did not get to see or go into the lower area, as there was a set for some show being constructed (or taken down) when we toured in September 2012. So, we were up in the balcony. I was quite nervous as I have a fear of heights and we also had our 28 month old son with us, so I was busy keeping him safe. I would like to go back some time and be able to see the lower area too. The bar with the glass walls that obscure line of sight was really neat to see. Our tour was included in our purchase of the "Go Los Angeles" cards that we got, otherwise I don't know that we'd have done it separately.