Quoted from Mato:
Awesome video love the signage that says do not touch and Todd just goes ahead and touches everything lol
He wasn't the only one.
I saw a bunch of people touching parts, playfields, cabinets, and rummaging in parts trays. I was taught at a very young age to look with my eyes, not my hands--especially if there are "do not touch" signs. So, IMHO, it's a little rude to not follow the rules of the house if someone is gracious enough to invite you over.
However, when informal tours were being given, staff allowed visitors to touch things in their presence, so maybe that led to folks disregarding the signs, I dunno.
Hopefully there weren't any problems with this. I'd hate to see JJP not open their doors again because of an unfortunate incident. In any case, it was a fascinating experience, it was great talking to various JJP staff, and of course a real treat to speak with Jack himself. I wouldn't mind going again to see the Hobbit in production.