Nev. middle school pulls a Chevy Chase, visits closed theme park
Here's the funny story of the day, courtesy the AP
The buses were loaded and the students were excited, but when they pulled up to Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, Calif., they found the gates closed.
School officials at O'Brien Middle School in Reno, Nev. hired a tour company to plan the theme park trip to reward top students, but, um, it appears that no one from the school or the tour company bothered to check the park's calendar to see if it would be open.
Fortunately, no one appears to have done the Complete Chevy Chase and pulled a fake gun on a security officer to demand a turn on the closed rides. Perhaps next year, school officials might consider rewarding their top students, and themselves, with a little Internet access?
That is fantastic..
Poor kids :(
Not exactly Wally World...but close enough.
I hope the kids got a reward afterwards ...
Responsibility really falls to the tour company as they should have checked all the details. The sad thing is that was a long way for all of those students to travel for nothing. I hope they did something very nice for them instead. It seems funny at first but it really is not a funny story when you imagine that these kids worked hard all year for the trip.
For the students, I'm sure this incident falls under the category of "it made me mad at the time, but I'll be telling this story for laughs for the next 50 years."
Oh yeah, free publicity for this one! It made it on here so its gonna make it elsewhere!!
And what did I just write?
Maybe this was on purpose. Maybe the tour planner had this planned to make sure that the students won't get mad about going to a crappy theme park. If I was a student I would say go to Knotts.
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