Wheel of Fortune Wheelmobile to make stop in Cape Coral
For the first time in more than a decade, Wheel of Fortune’s Wheelmobile will be returning to the Fort Myers area in search of potential contestants to play on the popular game show.
“We want to give the viewers in Southwestern Florida the chance to audition for ‘America’s Game.’ We are excited to work with NBC2 to give local fans that opportunity,” Sony Pictures Entertainment – Wheel of Fortune Publicity and Promotions Coordinator Erica Laible said.
Wheel of Fortune’s promotional vehicle will make a stop at Cape Coral Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership, 2200 NE Pine Island Road, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9.
Attendees will have the opportunity to fill out an application to have their name drawn at random to play a simulated version of the game onstage, as well as win unique prizes, all while being evaluated as a contestant for the broadcast version of Wheel of Fortune.
“The application consists of mostly basic personal and contact information, so that we are able to contact them throughout the contestant selection process,” Laible said. “However, there is a field that allows the applicant’s personality to shine through with questions like: ‘What are your hobbies?’ ‘What particularly interesting, fun or unique qualities do you possess?’ We’ve even had selected participants showcase their special talents on stage during our Wheelmobile events if they mentioned it in their application.”
The applications will be handed out one hour before each show begins. The hour shows will be held at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. All ages are welcome, but only those 18 and older are able to participate.
Although the exact number of contestants varies from different Wheelmobiles, she said most of the selected contestants come from the Wheelmobile events.
“Wheel of Fortune gets over 1 million inquiries a year from viewers who want to be contestants and only 600 are chosen to compete on the show,” Laible said. “The Wheelmobile travels year-round across the nation in search of potential contestants, visiting around 15 to 20 cities every year.”
For more information, visit www.NBC-2.com, or www.wheeloffortune.com.