Wheelmobile heading to S. Fla. in search of Wheel of Fortune contestants

Event to take place Dec. 10-11 at Westfield Broward Mall


PLANTATION, Fla. – If you've you've always dreamed of hanging out with Pat and Vanna on the Wheel of Fortune, now's the time to step up.

The Wheelmobile will be heading to South Florida as part of a nationwide search of contestants for television's #1 game show.

And if you're selected, you could be spinning the wheel for fabulous prizes and have your friends and family watch on Local 10.

The two-day event will take place Dec. 10 and 11 at the Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with three shows scheduled during that time.

Here's how the event will work:

  • There are three Wheel of Fortune shows during each day of a Wheelmobile event. Each show lasts approximately one hour and will begin at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Everyone who comes to a Wheelmobile event will receive a color-coded application. The color of the application tells you what time the game you are eligible for will begin.
  • Fill out your application and drop it in a nearby receptacle. Just before show time, we will put all the applications in a big golden drum that sits on the stage.
  • When the show begins, our Wheelmobile host will pick applications at random from the drum and call participants up to the stage (in groups of five) to play the game.
  • On stage, we will do a brief interview with each contestant and play a version of the Wheel of Fortune Speed-Up Round.
  • Each person who comes up to the stage will be evaluated as a potential contestant for the show. At the end of the puzzle all contestants on stage will be awarded a prize. (Wheel of Fortune hats, t-shirts and duffle bags are just some of the stuff you might win.)
  • Wheel of Fortune is looking for good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. This is your opportunity to shine.  Show us what you’ve got!
  • After the Wheelmobile event in your area has been conducted, we will choose the people we believe will be the best candidates for the show (based on their overall performance on stage) to take part in a final round of auditions.  These final auditions will take place in the South Florida area within about a month after our last event date.
  • We will get as many people up to the stage as we can. However, we know there will be many more folks at our Wheelmobile events than we can possibly audition. For this reason, we will reserve some slots in the final auditions for those individuals who attended Wheelmobile events but did not make it up to the stage. After all Wheelmobile events have been conducted, we will draw a number of names at random from all the applications we receive in the South Florida area for these slots. 
  • If you are invited to the final auditions, you will receive a letter or email within about a month of our last Wheelmobile event.

Those trying out to be a contestant must be at least 18 years of age and not work for, or be related to, anyone who works for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures Television Inc., Sony Pictures Television International, Quadra Productions, Inc., CBS Television Distribution Group, game show prize suppliers, WPLG-TV (including its advertisers and affiliated radio stations), or any TV stations or networks broadcasting Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy!.