I too looked for people I knew but didn't see any, not even you Summer!
I think I was annoying my brother "Oh, that's where Mrs. Claus should sit. " "Well, Goofy and Max are usually on the gingerbread house float... Oh, I see, they have someone singing on that float..." Fun times.
I was lookign for micechatters in the crowd myself, but I did not spot anyone.
I also sat there and compared the parade and where the characters were on the show and in the actual parade.