I agree. We could see the parade but couldn't really make out the characters. This didn't bother us too much because we don't typically watch the parades. The view for Magic, Memories and You is good, especially if you can move to the tables closest to the buffet area because the roof doesn't hang over it and the castle is completely unobscured. Nearly everyone had left by the time the show started so we moved over. I guess we considered being able to view MSEP and MM&Y from this area as a nice bonus of the overall Wishes party experience, which I totally recommend especially if you are celebrating a special occasion like we did. The only time I left was to use the restroom and I came right back.