Each team involved in the Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Engineering and Service Learning Challenge will have their own Prop Storage booth space. Improvisational teams will not have a designated 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 an 8ft x 8ft space, 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! This year we will also have a designated practice space for every Challenge. This space will allow teams to get all the jitters out and rehearse for their Presentation!
KCCC Bartle Hall
Check back for Prop Storage hours in March.
Anything left in Prop Storage on Saturday after 3:00 p.m. will be discarded.
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 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 8. If you need to ship prior to the assignment of your booth number, please read the “Shipping Your Props” section below. 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 official shipping label.
Most Challenge sites will require that teams transport their props down one level via escalator 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 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 and will be able to drive through the building to drop their props as close as possible to their booth. You may only drive through the building on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20. Driving through the building is only accessible to vehicles that are not larger than a 12 passenger van. All teams must receive credentials before unloading. Credentials, received by a Team Manager at registration, will be required to access Prop Storage.
No vehicles with props will be accepted between Thursday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m. CT and Tuesday, May 19 at 1:00 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 19 at 1:00 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 19 at 1:00 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.
Prop Shipment Options
We encourage teams to ship or deliver their props in advance to avoid long vehicle wait times to unload on site. 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 must be clearly visible.
Prop shipments may arrive starting May 4, 2020. If you ship in advance, your props will be in your designated Prop Storage booth on Tuesday, May 19 at 1:00 p.m. CT. Prop shipments cannot be accepted by Prop Valet after Thursday, May 14 at 4:00 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.
Check back in March to view the prop shipment timeline.
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.