In celebration of the return of the hit TV show, Wipeout, TBS launched a multi-city experiential activation called “Big Balls Are Back” at the Los Angeles Santa Monica Pier, as well as in Chicago and Dallas.
If you want to catch this trending photo op and/or experience the activation, you’ll need to get down to the the Santa Monica Pier any time between March 31st and April 4th. Wipeout’s iconic big balls pop up on the Santa Monica Pier at a whopping 25 feet tall and 70 feet long for fans and visitors to enjoy. But have no fear — this art installation is a Covid-safe, touch-free, family-friendly, interactive activation smack in the middle of the beautiful Santa Monica Pier that is sure to delight fans and visitors of all ages.
Everyone is welcome to stop by and participate in the photo opportunity in front of the big red ball installation and create mock contestant-style interviews for fun social media content and/or a playful memory. The onsite Wipeout “sideline reporter” will ask all the tough and hilarious questions. Fans are encouraged to share their best Instagram photo, telling their friends and followers why they have “big balls.” Visitors will also have the opportunity to scan a QR code and enter the Wipeout Bracket Battle for a chance to win the grand prize — a $1,000 gift card and exclusive Wipeout swag.*
Wipeout will premiere on April 1, 2021 on the TBS Network, hosted by John Cena, Nicole Byer, and Camille Kostek. Stay connected to the latest Wipeout news by following accounts @Wipeout and @TBSnetwork, and hashtags #Wipeout and #BigBallsAreBack on social media.
The new season of Wipeout is a hilarious, exhilarating game show full of twists and turns that will push contestants’ athleticism and determination to even greater extremes, all while delivering some wildly epic fails! Each game is three rounds, and each round features a jaw-dropping, multi-stage obstacle course with numerous strategy and decision points designed to further challenge the stamina of the competitors and deliver hilarious and surprising wipeouts. And of course, the iconic staple of the show — the big balls! — are returning with a vengeance.
Through city and county guidelines, the activation will ensure a Covid-19 safe and compliant consumer experience.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Sweepstakes begins March 15, 2021 at 12:00:01 p.m. ET and ends on April 5, 2021 at 11:59:59 a.m. ET. Open to legal residents of 50 US states and DC, ages 18+. Other restrictions apply. See Official Rules, available at http://tbs.com/wipeout/sweepstakes/officialrules for more details. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc. A Warner Media Company.