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Prop Info

Every Global Finals team will have their own Prop Storage booth space. Each team’s booth will be housed under one roof in Bartle Hall, which happens to be the size of eight football fields! Each booth will be at least 8ft x 8ft in size, identified by booth number and Team Number, and organized by Challenge for the entirety of the event. Feel free to display or work on your props, meet as a team, and make the booth your own! Prop Storage will also include a designated practice space for each Team Challenge. This space will allow teams to get all the jitters out and rehearse for their Presentation!

Anything left in Prop Storage on Tuesday after 3:00 p.m. will be discarded.

Booths

Each booth will be at least 8ft x 8ft in size and will be identified with your booth number, Team Number and Team Challenge time. In order to make loading into the 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 prior to arriving onsite. If you need to ship prior to the assignment of your booth number, please read the “Shipping Your Props” section below. 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. Teams that ship their props before the assignment of their booth number MUST make sure that their Team Number and Team Challenge are clearly visible on the this official shipping labelPlease put at least two labels on each box.

Elevators & escalators

Most Challenge sites will require that teams transport their props down one level via escalator or elevator. Escalators and elevators will be monitored by personnel. 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. Remember, according to Section IX.A.4 of 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.

Prop Valet

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!

Driving Props

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 at Municipal Arena. Teams may hand-deliver their props to their Prop Storage booth or use our Prop Valet service at no extra cost. Since Bartle Hall is a very large space, on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 we will allow teams to physically drive their car through the building to drop their props as close to their booth as possible. All teams must receive credentials before unloading. Credentials, received by a Team Manager at registration, will be required to access Prop Storage.

No team vehicles with props will be accepted between Thursday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m. CT and Friday, May 20 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 Friday, May 20 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 Friday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. CT, please make sure you have your credentials prior to proceeding towards the South Dock at Bartle Hall.

If you need hand carts or wheeled flatbeds to move your props into place in this large space, please make sure to bring that with you.

Shipping Your Props

We encourage teams to ship or deliver their props in advance to avoid long vehicle wait times to unload on site. Prop shipments may arrive starting Monday, April 25, 2022. If you ship in advance, your props will be delivered no later than 6:00 p.m. CT Friday, May 20 to your team’s dedicated Prop Storage booth. Whether you are shipping via air, freight or hand-delivery, you MUST use GF22 Prop Shipment Label.

This label MUST be affixed to all items in your team’s shipment and clearly visible on at least two sides of each box.

Prop shipments may arrive starting April 25, 2022. Prop shipments cannot be accepted by Prop Valet after Thursday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m. CT.

There will be personnel on hand to help unload props upon arrival. Prop shipments should arrive between 8:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m., CT Monday through Friday.

On Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, we are allowing teams to drive through the building and unload their props. Starting Sunday, May 22, we will close the drive lane and teams can unload at the South dock.

Returning Props Via Shipping

Prop Valet will have a desk in Prop Storage for any teams that would like to arrange to ship their props home. There will be an additional fee for this service.