This year’s Prop Shipment process is new! Each team will have a designated prop storage booth, organized by Challenge for the entirety of the event as a place to display props or meet as a team.
This year we will be offering delivery of your props by a Destination Imagination Global Finals Prop Valet service! Prop Valet is partnering with Destination Imagination to make prop load-in the best experience possible for all teams. Using Prop Valet will eliminate stress and wait time associated with moving props into Prop Storage. This allows your team to spend more time focused on their Presentation and having fun when they arrive in Kansas City!
Each booth will be an 8ft x 8ft space and will be identified with your booth number, Team Number and Team Challenge time. In order to make loading into the new Prop Storage space as efficient as possible, props should be packaged in a way that professionals can assist with the move-in. Teams will be notified of their booth numbers after May 5. If you need to ship prior to the assignment of your booth number, you MUST make sure that your Team Number and Team Challenge are clearly visible on this official shipping label.
Most Challenge sites will require that teams transport their props down one level via escalator and/or elevator. Escalators and elevators will have personnel monitoring them at all times. Smaller items may be transported using the escalators if there are no safety issues. Larger/unsafe props will be directed to the appropriate elevators designated for the Challenge. As per rule D.1. on page 31 of The Rules of the Road, all props should fit through a standard door space of 30in x 76in (0.76m x 1.93m). While some elevators are larger, teams should be prepared to fit their props into an elevator that measures 83in x 60in x 7.5ft high.
If you plan to drive your props to the site and unload, please make sure to indicate that when you register for Global Finals. Teams that plan to unload their own props will be provided directions to Prop Storage when they register on-site. All teams must receive credentials before unloading. Credentials, received by a Team Manager at registration, will be required to access Prop Storage.
If teams are able to wait until Wednesday for prop placement in their booth space (i.e., their Presentation time is not until Thursday-Saturday), there will be an alternate location to drop off props on Tuesday. For those who choose this option, props will be delivered to the teams’ booths overnight on Tuesday and will be available to teams on Wednesday morning.
No vehicles with props will be accepted between Friday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. CT and Tuesday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. CT. Please note that no one will be permitted in Prop Storage without credentials, which must be received by the Team Manager at Municipal Arena. Teams are encouraged to pack props in a way that professionals can assist with unloading.
If your props are in a combined truckload, driven by a professional truck driver, arriving after Tuesday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. CT, please provide the driver with the destination address: 301 W 13th Street, South Truck Dock, Kansas City, MO, 64105
If your props are in a combined truckload, driven by a Destination Imagination supporter, arriving after Tuesday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. CT, please receive your credentials prior to proceeding towards the South Dock at Bartle Hall.
Teams may hand-deliver their props to their Prop Storage booth or use our Prop Valet service at no extra cost.
We encourage teams to ship or deliver their props in advance to avoid long vehicle wait times to unload on site. If you ship in advance, your props will be delivered no later than 5:00 p.m. CT Tuesday, May 21 to your team’s dedicated Prop Storage booth. Whether you are shipping via air, freight or hand-delivery, you MUST use this official shipping label.
This label MUST be affixed to all items in your team’s shipment and clearly visible.
Prop shipments cannot be accepted by Prop Valet after Friday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. CT.
Teams whose props are received by our Prop Valet service no later than Friday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. CT will be entered to win one of two Global Finals $5,500 registration fee reimbursements. Teams that ship or hand-deliver ALL of their props by this date will be eligible.