Iconic Television Program Wheel of Fortune to be Honored in Gray Line New York's "Ride of Fame™" Campaign
Leading NYC Tourism Company Celebrates Exemplary New Yorkers with its Bus Dedication Series
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, NY - May 14, 2012: Gray Line New York, New York City's premier double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company, has announced that Wheel of Fortune will be honored as its inaugural television program to the Ride of Fame™ campaign. A ribbon-cutting ceremony where hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White unveil the show's own Gray Line New York double-decker bus decal with the show's likeness on the front of the vehicle will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd at Central Park (Dead Road between Fountain and Literary Walk) at 5 pm EST.
Since 1926, Gray Line New York has been a proud staple of the New York City tourism industry, bringing visitors to all the must-see stops in New York City on its signature red double-decker tour buses. Now with its Ride of Fame™ campaign, Gray Line New York is recognizing and honoring leading New Yorkers and iconic New York establishments, whom they identify as exemplary community figures and entities by bestowing a bus in their fleet to each dedicatee.
Gray Line has always been our go-to tour company when visiting New York City," said Harry Friedman, Executive Producer of Wheel of Fortune. "We are honored that they have selected Wheel of Fortune to be the inaugural television show to have a mobile monument."
"The Ride of Fame™" campaign honors the efforts of those putting New York City as a focus of their endeavors," says David W. Chien, Director of Marketing for Gray Line New York. "New York City was the location of Wheel Of Fortune's first-ever remote taping, and the production has chosen to return here more often than to any other city. That's precisely what the "Ride of Fame™" is all about. We are so proud and honored to be part of the show's 30th Anniversary celebration by making Wheel Of Fortune the first television show inducted into our "Ride of Fame™".
The dedication will include the revealing of Wheel of Fortune's signature, open-top, red double-decker bus that millions of sightseers will be able to "ride" each day moving forward. Gray Line New York's Ride of Fame™ campaign unveils a monthly dedication with future commendable New Yorkers to follow. Hollywood may have its "Walk of Fame," but now New York has its own mobile monument to immortalize New Yorkers honored by Gray Line New York for their contributions to making New York a great city.
Past honorees include: Liza Minnelli, Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Rachael Ray, New York Ranger, Henrik Lundqvist, Cyndi Lauper, Marc Anthony, Kenneth Cole and legendary New York Yankee, Reggie Jackson.
For more information on Gray Line New York's Ride of Fame™ campaign, please visit, www.newyorksightseeing.com.
ABOUT GRAY LINE NEW YORK
Since 1926, Gray Line New York is the source for NYC's best double-decker bus and deluxe motorcoach tours. This company operates the signature deluxe double-decker, hop-on, hop-off bus tours that include Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn and Night loops, as well as fully escorted foreign language motorcoach city tours in German, French, Spanish and Italian. Gray Line New York's one-day excursions to Niagara Falls, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Woodbury Common premium shopping outlet mall are visitors' favorites too.
In addition, this tour company sells tickets to all major New York City attractions and has specialists trained to assist individuals, groups, and charter sales. Independently managed and operated, Gray Line New York is ENTERTAINMENT.
ABOUT WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Wheel of Fortune has been the number one syndicated game show since its inception and has earned six Emmy Awards, including the 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. With more than 30 million viewers per week, syndication's most successful series continues to attract a larger audience than many primetime television shows. Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.
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