THE WHEELMOBILE WILL BE ROLLING INTO THE LAS VEGAS AREA IN SEARCH OF CONTESTANTS


WHAT: Wheel of Fortune’s Wheelmobile, the show’s promotional vehicle, will be in the Las Vegas area in search of some good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. Viewers who are interested in being a contestant on an upcoming episode are invited to attend. Fans will have the opportunity to fill out an application, have their name drawn at random to play a simulated version of the game onstage, win unique prizes and be evaluated as a potential contestant for the broadcast version of the show.
WHEN/
WHERE: Friday, April 24, 2009 Planet-Nissan*
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. 5850 Centennial Center Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89149
Saturday, April 25, 2009 Henderson Nissan*
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 295 Auto Mall Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2009 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino** 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
*The Nissan events will be held outdoors and may be modified and/or cancelled due to inclement weather. If poor weather causes the cancellation of an event day, efforts will be made to accept applications at the location during the event hours. Applicants will be randomly-selected for a chance to participate in a final round of auditions.
**The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino event will take place inside Hall G of The Sands Expo and Convention Center. Hall G is located on the lower level of the facility. Parking is available at The Venetian or The Palazzo. The main entrance for the event will be at the Sands Main Lower Lobby entrance for Hall G.
Staff members from the Wheel of Fortune promotions team will begin handing out applications one hour before each show begins. On April 24, shows will begin at 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. On April 25, May 2 and May 3, shows will begin at
2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., with each show lasting about an hour. Everyone who attends the event will be able to submit an application. Participants will be selected to come to the stage and audition via a random draw.
WHY: “The Wheelmobile tour gives us the opportunity to present local viewers with a unique and personal experience with the show. It’s a way for us to thank our viewers for their long-term support, and for making the show #1.” - Executive Producer Harry Friedman


FUN FACTS:

Since its inception in 1999, the Wheelmobile has logged over 200,000 miles and has visited over 150 cities

Over 600,000 Wheel of Fortune fans have attended Wheelmobile events
STATION
INFORMATION: Wheel of Fortune airs weeknights at 7:00 p.m. on KVBC 3. For more information on the Wheelmobile, tune into KVBC 3, log on to KVBC.com or visit wheeloffortune.com.
ONSITE MEDIA Suzy Rosenberg, Wheel of Fortune (310) 244-5894 office