I might not do this with small kids... or if I’d never seen PTN before. But... last night we had a neat viewing spot that we stumbled onto. It provided a unique perspective on the parade, especially the larger floats that can be overwhelming when you’re right underneath them. The spot doesn’t give you perfect views of the walking characters or the smaller floats... but the wide angle perspective gives you a chance to see all the video and lights on Monsters Inc, Beauty and the Beast, and Mack. (You know how when you go to an art museum you sometimes have to take a step backward to really appreciate the artwork?) Additionally, chairs and a table made it really nice! We went to Pacific Wharf Cafe, got supper, and found a table waterside. (If you turn right immediately upon exiting the pickup door, there’s space between the restaurant and the water.) We got there about an hour before the parade, took our time eating, and stayed put once we had eaten. There are about 5 tables there, and even the back row had really good views. The audio doesn’t overlay perfect (the delay from the previous zone doesn’t sync with your zone), but once the parade actually starts, the volume is sufficient to mitigate most of the problems. Anyway... if you’ve never watched PTN from a distance, it’s probably worth it. It provides a very different perspective on the parade.