We're booked to stay at the Disneyland Hotel December 24th-27th and Sequoia Lodge December 27th-1st January, and I've always wondered how some guests get to stand in the roped off VIP areas for the parade and fireworks. Do you need to be a guest at a particular hotel or buy the VIP separate to your park tickets, I have no idea. Everytime we've visited DLP we have always had a terrible view for the fireworks (I am very short too). I doesn't help much when you're surrounded but children on their very tall parents' shoulders. We never have this problem at WDW since the castle is taller and I'm pretty sure Main Street is on a slant xD
If anyone could inform me of a way to get VIP viewings for the parade and fireworks that would be awesome! Thanks guys!