I have spent many spring breaks partying and never fell off of a balcony. I have been in every part of this hotel and have been in that same room he fell from. There is a pool deck below and people have jumped into the pool from those balconies. The ledge that is mentioned is between the first and second floors and would make a hrad landing for sure.
This is Dave the Wave on the pool deck of this hotel circa 1988. That is my tiki hut I sold Panama jack from and I had just finished the belly flop contest with the kids and was handing out the prizes. Yes, I invented the belly flop contest. I have a picture at home I will need to scan of me doing a belly flop on Royal Caribbeans Song of America in 1990.