A Holiday Inn In Panama City, Florida Plays ‘The Circle Of Life’ Every Morning at 11am To Wake Up The Spring Breakers
LK – Every March the Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City Beach is booked full with spring breakers and one of the reasons it’s a spring break hot spot is the unique way they wake their guests up in the morning.
It’s not your typical wake up call. Every morning at 11, the Holiday Inn Resort blasts “The Circle of Life” from The Lion King.
“I think it’s awesome I cried the first day because I was so happy I thought it was so cool,” said spring breaker, Mary Waller.
When the music starts, spring breakers gather on their balconies singing and cheering.
“It was a song that worked real well as a wake up call because of the loud beat in it and it also works real well because of the message of the song. It fits with the kids and the mood and what they’re going through right now,” said Holiday Inn Marketing Director, Philip Corvin.
This is one of the most ingenious ideas I’ve ever seen. Every other spring break story I’ve read involves fights, missing people or angry residents yelling at kids like they didn’t do the same thing when they were in college. It’s refreshing to see some place embrace the madness. The Holiday Inn is making a shit ton of money off these kids, and while I’m sure they get out of hand from time to time, it’s spring break. If you want to be around a bunch of well behaved, quiet kids then you probably shouldn’t to go Panama Beach in mid March. It’s just not going to work out. As for song choice, this is perfect. Everybody can relate to the Lion King, and hearing ‘The Circle of Life’ doesn’t get you fired up and make you want to drink 25 beers then I don’t know what will.