Many local residents went home disappointed after event organizers couldn't accommodate everyone who showed up at the Natick Mall to meet Olympian Aly Raisman on Monday.
"So sad, even though the girls couldn't line up until 60 minutes before Aly's appearance, they all did and then when people showed up at the correct time of 60 minutes ahead of time, they were all turned away. Shame on American Girl Store for this. Usually so great, but today was a flop! The first line should have been dismissed but were allowed to stay. Lots of upset girls and upset parents! What a waste of a beautiful day," , a Patch reader said .
"Not cool! Couldn't even get in line-Lots of people turned away! Large disappointment by American Girl Store very poorly organized!" said .
What was your experience like at the event? Was meeting Raisman worth the wait or did you get sent home empty handed? Share your story in the comments section below.