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The Only Way to Prepare for Spring Break is with 'Lion King's' Circle of Life

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | March 27, 2015

The Only Way to Prepare for Spring Break is with 'Lion King's' Circle of Life

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There is nothing like the wholesome Americana that is waking up in a hotel with a spring break hangover, the smell of beer-soaked rugs and bad mistakes wafting through the air. This of course invariably leads to the best wake-up call in the business: The Circle of Life from The Lion King.

The following video is enough to make a hyena belt out Hakuna Matata as they throw on their Simba tank top and Mufasa flip-flops. It’s enough to make that stampede of last-night’s alcohol quiet in your thumping head.

It’s enough to, for just a brief moment, quiet the storm of testosterone, Coronas and cocktail mixers that signifies the season in tropical destinations.

It’s enough to put a smile on your face at 11 in the gosh-darn morning:

That video that undoubtedly has you in an odd place between rummaging for your Lion King DVD as well as your shot glasses is from 2014, but Fox News found and offered it anew for we Internet denizens who are taking spring break off this year.

The report explains what is going on, clarifying that there isn’t actually a lion’s coronation occurring at the top of this place: “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.”

The last thing you want after a night of tequila and tenuous life decisions is blaring music. However, the theme song for a beloved Disney classic seems to work.

At least that is the sentiment echoed by Philip Corvin who serves as the Holiday Inn’s director of marketing.

Corvin spoke to WJHG and had this to say about their super-cool tenants: “We actually had kids that after the first couple days they showed up and they had stuffed Lion King dolls doing the whole pose at the top of the mountain with Simba.”

Corvin continued, “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.”

It also works, we imagine, to get these notoriously late sleepers to get up and out of the hotel so the staff can come in and clean the rooms.

A hat tip to the poor souls who have to take on that monumental task. To them, we say Hakuna Matata. It means no worries, because spring break is only a couple weeks of the year.

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