Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Break Wake Up Call

This month many students are enjoying their SPRING BREAK! What is too funny is the unique way that the Panama City Beach Holiday Inn wakes up the Spring Breakers who stay there every year. 

Every morning at 11 a.m. the hotel blasts the Lion King's "Circle of Life" song as a hotel-wide wake up call. The hotel has been using this song since 2012 and it has become their spring break ritual. Hotel employees say that hundreds of people have called in this year to make sure that the hotel is still playing the Circle of Life! 

Phillip Covin, director of marketing at the Holiday Inn, says the song "worked real well because of the beat in the song and because the song fits what the kids are going through right now." The hotel used to play popular pop or hip hop songs to wake up their residents until their DJ decided to try something new- and it became a huge hit! Each morning the hotel residents gather on their porches while the song plays. 

You can watch the news coverage of the Holiday Inn's wake up call here! I also found this YouTube clip:

Meanwhile I'm wishing there was a Spring Break for adults :)

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