Our bags had been checked by security for the safety of everyone and we finally arrived at the ticket window. We handed him our tickets and he stamped the backs of our hands as proof.

"Be sure to follow the arrows on the floor," he said. "There are queues for the rides and when you reach the front, be sure to remain behind the line until your host asks you to move forward."

He then went on to explain how only food and drink bought in the park was allowed to be consumed on the premises and that smoking was in the designated areas only.

"Have a great day here in Freedom Park. Home to free spirits all over the world."

He pressed a button to unlock the turnstile and a green light told us that we could now move forward into the park.