How Much Would You Pay for a Day with Oprah?


Oprah Winfrey is going on tour! 9 cities across the US will get to experience a full-day wellness event called “Oprah’s 2020 Vision; Your Life in Focus.”


Oprah’s Vision of Wellness

The tour is an offshoot of Oprah’s ongoing collaboration with WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers). Last year, the weight loss company rewarded 10 lucky subscribers with a trip to Oprah’s home in Hawaii. Oprah (65) has been a spokeswoman and shareholder in the company since 2015. She claims WW helped her lose 42 pounds, and she’s been enthusiastically promoting the WW “lifestyle” ever since.

Oprah has famously been a yo-yo dieter throughout most of her career. While it’s awesome that she has found a way to stay healthy that works for her, it’s hard not to see this wellness tour as an extended commercial for WW. Here’s what she had to say about the event:

“What I know for sure is we can all come together to support a stronger, healthier, more abundant life — focused on what makes us feel energized, connected and empowered,” Oprah wrote on her website. “As I travel the country, my hope for this experience is to motivate others to let 2020 be the year of transformation and triumph — beginning first and foremost with what makes us well. This is the year to move forward, let’s make it happen in 2020!”

Tour and Ticket Details

What does any of that actually mean? You’ll need to buy a ticket to find out! WW members get first dibs on buying tickets on Monday, September 9. The rest of us will have to wait until September 13. Surprisingly, the tickets range from $69.50 to $299.99–that’s on par with concert tickets for these venues. All the dates are on Saturdays as well, presumably so most people won’t have to take off work to attend.

Here are the 9 confirmed dates for the tour:

  • January 4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL; BB&T Center
  • January 11: St. Paul, MN; Xcel Energy Center
  • January 18: Charlotte, NC; Spectrum Center
  • January 25: Atlanta, GA; State Farm Arena
  • February 8: Brooklyn, NY; Barclays Center
  • February 15: Dallas, TX; American Airlines Arena
  • February 22: San Francisco, CA; Chase Center
  • February 29: Los Angeles, CA; The Forum
  • March 7: Denver, CO; Pepsi Center

Will you try to get a ticket? Each stop promises a “different lineup of celebrity guests, powerhouse leaders in wellness, and people from all walks of life who took charge and created lasting change.” Oprah described the events as a “day-long part for everyone” that includes interactive exercises to help attendees develop a personal action plan.

Hopefully, for the people who buy tickets to these events, the special guests will offer more than just a few visualization exercises and a reminder to take their vitamins. Oprah has a lot of wisdom to offer–as long as it’s not just a commercial for a weight loss program.