When I was at the Park last week I had the opportunity to observe both the Disneyland Christmas parade and the 50th Anniversary parade from the reserved seating area in front of "It's A Small World".
Our favorite castmember, "Maynard" was doing crowd control in the area and he had his hands full with people who would ignore the "reserved" area (when he was taking pictures for other guests) and plop themselves and their kids down in the reserved area. Some refused to move, saying that their spouse had tickets on the other side of the street, the tickets will be here in a minute, yada, yada, yada. Some folks even lowered their kids into the reserved area after moving into the unreserved area. I was amazed by the behavior of some of these guests.
Should Disney offer reserved seating? Is it unreasonable to expect others to respect a reserved seating area?