It’s been 30 years since Ferris Bueller fulfilled every one of our teenage dreams and skipped school to take the most legendary day off ever. We’ve been saluting him ever since. While there are plenty of on-line tutorials that will give you the inside scoop on how to faithfully recreate Bueller’s big day, there’s no denying that his chosen activities would be very different in 2016 — a time in which Uber, Snapchat, and vaping (yes, Ferris would totally be a vaper) exist. That’s why we’ve created this timeline of what Bueller, Cameron, and Sloane’s day might look like in 2016.
Of course, we can’t even begin talking about Bueller’s movements without giving you an update on what the main characters would look like today, so let’s imagine that first.
In 2016, a kid like Ferris would be all over social media and you wouldn’t catch him dead without his formidable arsenal of devices, which would include the latest smartphone loaded with every social media app known to man, a fake ID (he got it off the dark net, obvs), and his trusty vape pen. He doesn’t get stoned, though. He just likes to blow giant clouds of Cinnabon-flavored smoke when he’s relaxing. It helps him concentrate.