Getting a Lion King Wake Up Call on Spring Break!


I saw this story and just HAD to report it! Can you imagine waking up to the “Circle of Life” from the Lion King while you’re on Spring Break in Florida? I never thought of it before, but the folks at the Holiday Inn in Panama City Beach have! Here’s the scoop according to MyFoxAtlanta~

Every year spring breakers flock to Panama City Beach, but the local Holiday Inn is becoming a hot spot for an unusual traditional that gets tired guests out of bed every morning.

Every year, from 2012, the resort has blasted “The Circle of Life” theme from “The Lion King” every morning. The tradition continues and when the song plays promptly at 11 a.m., dozens of sleepy guests rise from their beds and gather on their balconies to cheer—eager to begin another day of partying on the beach.

“It’s the best thing ever. Every morning when we wake up we look forward to it it’s like an entire Panama City Beach Holiday Inn family just singing together,” Holiday Inn guest Jessica Young told WJHG.

Young isn’t the only guest who looks forward to the throwback song as an alarm clock. Hotel employees say that they have “hundreds of people” calling in each year before making to make sure the song will be played during their stay.

How amazing is that? Here’s the video so you can check it out for yourself!

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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