Iconic Television Program Wheel of Fortune Honored in Gray Line New York’s “Ride of Fame™” Campaign
Leading NYC Tourism Company Celebrates Exemplary New Yorkers with its Bus Dedication Series
New York, NY: Gray Line New York, New York City’s premier double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company, announced yesterday that Wheel of Fortune was honored as its inaugural television program to the Ride of Fame™ campaign. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White took place, where they unveiled the show’s own Gray Line New York double-decker bus decal with the show’s likeness on the front of the vehicle, took place yesterday in Central Park.
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 a 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 included 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, http://www.newyorksightseeing.com/page.php?id=148. For more information on Gray Line New York and its tours, please visit www.newyorksightseeing.com.
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