In some cases, it may not be practical or worthwhile to avoid it, though, such as when evacuating guests from attractions that get stuck. For instance, one time I got to walk by the old Westside Diner after being evacuated from Pirates. The CM who accompanied us didn't say anything about not taking pictures, although I didn't see anybody do that anyway (different times ). From what I've seen of the backstage areas, which is fairly considerable after all of these years, there isn't a whole lot to see from a guest's perspective--the main thing that stands out for me is the sharp contrast with on-stage areas. Obviously for hardcore fans (myself included), there is a curiosity factor, but when you've seen one backstage area (that guests are ever shunted through), you've pretty much seen them all.