CMVer-- Thanks for letting me know about the Christmas Lights. We were hoping we'd be there during the time the lighting was done.
CharlesS-- thanks for your info also. We definitely dont' want a ground floor. We want top floor if possible. And, by the way, we saw SIX when we were in Branson in April, 2007 and they were awesome. One of the best groups we've ever seen.
branson is 20-- yes my husband is a veteran and we were able to get tickets to a Tony Orlando show that he is putting on free to veterans and their guests. So we're certainly looking forward to that. We've also booked Mickey Gilley and the The Gatlin Brothers so far. We've never done the Branson Belle so we may check that out also. And thanks, I'm sure we will have a wonderful trip. My husband had a very bad fall (23 feet) from a balcony on May 3 of this year and we've been told by ever doctor who has seen him, that he is a very lucky man to be alive. He had over 75 stitches in his forehead. He had a broken nose, broken wrist and now he is having problems with the ligaments in his arm. But he is improving overall and we're long overdue for a trip.
Dougp26364--Our confirmation from RCI just shows Resort ID #4067 so I don't know if that is one of the new buildings or the older. We would prefer newer with fireplace as we won't be doing any swimming.
To All--Thanks for your Responses. It is greatly appreciated.
In that case, I'm not certain how RCI has, or if it has, the resort divided up. It could be a situation like the Ridge Tahoe where all RCI units are in the Nageal building.
I would like to think that, if Palace View made a move away from RCI to I.I., then you're more likely to be in one of the buildings closer to the front of the resort. Those buildings may have a better quality standard for construction if this resort was started by one developer and bought out by Spinnaker. In looking at the different construction styles of the buildings, I think this may have been a possiblity sometime in the past.
There are three different building styles at Palace View. The front buildings are two story and appear to be the oldest. There are small balcony's/patio's off what appears to be the studio side. There are newer buildings around the pool that are also low rise and finally there hare the higher rise (4 or 5 story) buildings including the newest buildings that have a rustic look to them.
We were in one of the newest buildings and, while they are large units that look nice, the quality of furnishings wasn't top quality and the sound proofing was non-existant. While I rarely complain about the quality of toiletries at a resort, I had to go out and buy my own on this trip. I don't know what they use in their resort branded bottles but it was some of the absolute worst/cheapest stuff I've used since my single and broke days. It made Suave shampoo look like a luxury item IMO.
I do have an online photo album of the resort with the different building styles around the resort if you want to see them. The interior shots I have are of our Palace View South unit which was in one of the newer buildings. If we ever choose to stay here again, I would not choose Palace View South as I'd want to stay out of those buildings and take a chance for better construction/sound proofing in one of the older buildings.
Just click the photo below and it should take you directly to the photo album for Palace View. If not you can always click the link in my signature at the bottom of the page and it will take you to an idex of all our Webshots public photo albums.