Wheel of Fortune is going to be taping in Orlando this December. Well, the auditions were yesterday, today and next weekend. Once I got word of this incredible opportunity, I told my family that we had to go. The auditions were being held at Sea World from 2-6 p.m. Since we have annual passes, Cory and I and the kids headed there in the morning to spend some time at the park. Cory stayed with the kids the rest of the afternoon and I went to give my best shot at making my mark on national t.v.
They called 5 contestants at a time for 4 hours. We think there were probably over 300 people there auditioning and they made it through close to 100 names. So, not terrible chances. But, not great either.
We were all packed in a pavilion that was not air conditioned. It was covered though. But, with that many people screaming and packed together, we were burning up. We also had to stand up almost the whole time. So, by the end, our feet were killing us.
Don't you worry, though, it was all WORTH IT!!!!
I was lucky enough to have my name called (at random, by the way) and I played a 5 minute version of the show with 4 other contestants. The deal was, if you show enough personality, you get a call back. Well, I am happy to say that I am going back today at 11:00 a.m. for a call back! I am so excited! I know there are still 2 more weeding down processes to go through, but I am staying positive.
Here are some pictures of the time... In case you can't tell, these pictures were all taken with a camera phone. What was I thinking? I must not be that good of a blogger.
these are the "traveling hosts" (Pat and Vanna look-a-like's)
Pat and Vanna on the wheelmobile
Vanna and me keeping it real :)
My short introduction (I gave out my blog address too)
Playing the gameSo, crossing my fingers and praying. I'll let you know how it goes.