hi - I don't want to go on any rides- is there anyway I can back less just to do the back lot tour
Not that I’m aware of. You should look at real studio tours like WB, not a glorified theme park like Universal.
No. And even if there was, the 'back lot tour' is basically a tram ride past big warehouses (the sound stages) interrupted by two or three simulator rides. The tram goes onto a motion pad in a dark warehouse, you put on your 3-D glasses, and the motion pad tilts and dips while a 3-D movie is projected around you, enhanced by artificial wind, water, etc. The famous Jaws shark that was so innovative and scary 30 years ago is old, slow and just sad.