Dennis brought his wife Carol for her first visit to Coney Island in the summer of 2009 when they recorded this interview. He recalls his one previous visit to Coney Island during the summer of 1961 when he was a boy. A friend's family brought him along for the day and took him on the Parachute Jump and to Steeplechase Park, both of which he remembers vividly. Dennis and Carol have both been to Luna Park in Australia where their children live. The park in Australia borrows from the rides and decorations of both the original Luna Park in Coney Island and Steeplechase Park.