Call me crazy, but I would happily sacrifice Paradise Park's "usefulness" as a park during the day and just have the area set up with tiered seating. I know the appearance of "fold-down" chairs all along those terraces might look silly during the day, but it beats the current system. I live quite a ways from the resort, so when I visit, it's a big deal and I usually make a point to bring along a first timer who's never been. In that case, I worry all day long on our "World of Color" day about trying to find a reasonable spot, not standing behind someone tall, not getting boxed out of our spot by an aggressive neighbor with five kids, etc.
To me, having theatre-style seating (with the Fastpasses either having exact seat numbers - Blue Section, Row D, seat 5 - or just color sections in general) would be worth the loss of the "park" during the day. Anyone else agree?