Florida Hotel Wakes Up Spring Breakers By Blasting ‘Lion King’ Theme Every Morning

There’s more than one way to wake a slumbering college student after a night spent drinking Jell-O shots and vigorously grinding all up on each other in the sweaty ritual booze mess that is known as Spring Break, but blasting loud music from an animated Disney movie is much nicer than getting a firehose involved, I suppose.

A Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City Beach, FL has become famous for its daily sounding of “The Circle of Life” from The Lion King at 11 a.m. each morning, reports WJHG.com. That way no one’s sleeping through checkout time, that’s for darn sure.

Everyone comes out onto their balconies to greet the day and impending afternoon, singing and cheering like only the young can do after a night carousing.

The hotel’s marketing director said the tradition started in 2012 when the DJ decided to spice things up.

“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,” he said, ostensibly referencing how tough it is to have basically no responsibilities for days on end other than winning beer pong and successfully washing huge black X’s off your hands to get into the clurb underage.

While it doesn’t seem that anyone holds up an adorable baby lion, the ritual is a hit with the kids.

“I think it’s awesome. I cried the first day because I was so happy I thought it was so cool,” said one spring break guest who in 15 years or so will be crying when the alarm clock is shrieking at 7 a.m. and hangovers aren’t so fun anymore.

Holiday Inn Resort Gives Spring Breakers A Wake Up Call They’ll Never Forget [WJHG.com]