Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Our Tryouts for Wheel of Fortune
For over 30 years I have dreamed of being on the Wheel of Fortune show and have sent hundreds of letters and signed up on their website so many times but nothing has ever happened. When I heard they were going to be in the Wheel of Fortune Mobile and doing tryouts at the Morongo Casino I knew it was my time finally.
We made a reservation for the night at the hotel and once we were checked in we went to get signed up for the tryouts. Being early in line does not help at all since the procedure is to fill out the form upon your arrival and then they put it in the big golden barrel.
Pat and Vanna are not there but instead there are the traveling hosts who then draw 5 names at a time to come up to the stage for a tryout. Once your name is called you come to the stage and get your photo taken and then in groups of 5 you get interviewed by the host, spin a wheel for a prize, no cash, just things like hats, t-shirts, flashing pins and so much more. One by one each person calls out a letter, including vowels and then you have 3 seconds to try to solve a puzzle. From the moment your name is called they are watching for enthusiast players and good puzzle solvers so everyone should be at their best.
Getting called up to the stage and even solving the puzzle does NOT guarantee a spot on the show but it does get you a step further then all the others like ourselves who did not get called up at all. They will keep everyone’s forms and within the next few months may be randomly chosen along with any of the contestants that did get to play to come to Los Angeles for yet another tryout, this time on the real set.
So even though we did not get to experience the fun of being on the stage and winning some pretty cool stuff, we may still have a chance and hopefully they will call us so I can cross it off our life list.