We started out this scorchingly hot day with a delicious breakfast. Breakfast was across from the college dorm we had slept in. After that, we went to work on our play, and finish our wooden structures. We finished most of the things we had to get done. For lunch, we had a picnic outside on a very hot and sunny day.
Then, we went to the Knoxville Convention Center for an Instant Challenge workshop. Instant Challenges are short challenges of either acting, building, or a mixture. You usually have less than ten minutes to plan and solve the challenge. You do not know what the challenge will be, until you arrive. Next, in the same building, we watched two teams perform their Unlikely Attraction challenges, where they had to make working theme park attractions, using scientific methods. Afterwards, we went to dinner at the same place we had breakfast.
After that, we had a incredible experience at the opening ceremony. The hosts counted down until the beginning of global finals. It was very exciting. Two teams from each country, state, and territory walked in a line for a celebration. Then, adults came on stage and sang, danced, and tap danced to "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman. They also showed videos of alumnis of Destination Imagination, and how Destination Imagination affected their lives. Then, they had music and videos playing, and there were breathtaking lights, colored smoke, indoor fireworks, and indoor fireballs. This day was the beginning of an incredible adventure of Destination Imagination global finals, an adventure that we will never forget.