Disco lives on forever and Central Park is where you can find the modern, Studio 54 ,roller staking oasis in the middle of Manhattan. Come get your groove on and you might even run into a minion or two.
On July 21st 2022, I was cordially invited to the Minions take over of the DiscOasis in Central Park, New York City. Roller skating has made a huge comeback since the 1970’s and disco will always reign on. The DiscOasis is a new and glamorous edition to Central Park’s Wollman Rink, which is previously known for ice skating. It’s a great transition during the winter to summer, to incorporate multiple activities each kind of person, young or mature would enjoy. Once you approach the rink, you are welcomed with music, glitter, vibrant colors and warm smiles. I was so excited about The Minions celebration of the new film The Rise of Gru.
Personally, I love the Minions franchise, they’re filled with laugher and real heartfelt lessons on life so of course I was excited to be apart of this experience. When you walk in, you were greeted by two life sizes Minions and they definitely live up to their mischievous nature. They had a cute set up for pictures with them and a minion themed photo booth. The DiscOasis team were beyond accommodating, attending to everyone who they came across and making my experience that much more enjoyable. Once I got my skates I headed to the rink and might I say definitely took me for surprise. My eyes light up in excitement to the glitz and glamour that was out on the rink. Disco-balls shined in each corner of the rink kissed by the sun and the music was so on theme it felt like I was transported right into the original Studio 54. The Disco also has professional skaters that are on the rink who can be seen moving and grooving with their routines. They each had their own unique signature tricks and even a community of dancers that flooded the floor during a specific song. I had the pleasure of meeting three phenomenal skaters.
Meet the sensational Sade. Sade started skating at the age of 31 and can be found in the cutest vibrant outfits that match her personality. She is bold, beautiful and can groove so effortlessly in the rink. She can be found on instagram with the name @thesensational_sade.
This is Mr. Kardale Holland, who is an incredible dancer and actor. Kardale was lighting up the rink with tricks I’ve never seen before, he even did a handstand on skates! If you come by the DiscoOasis, you definitely have to make your acquaintance with these two individuals.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Motown herself, the world renounced Lynna Davis. In her career she has made quite the name for herself as an actress, singer, and stunt & choreographer who’s energy will just make you smile. Lynna has such a warm spirit with a killer fashion sense.
After roller skating, I made my way to the Minions section of the rink and got a gorgeous minions goodie bag filled with a minions pen, T-shirt, keychain, toy, and cassette tape with the new movie, The rise of Gru soundtrack. The kids loved the minions and so did the adults because we spent the rest of the night dancing with the minions.
I had such an amazing time and will definitely be back to enjoy another Studio 54 night at the Disco Oasis. I felt such bliss on the rink without a care in the world about my other responsibilities, problems or hardship, I was truly blown away but how everyone was so incredibly friendly, supportive, creative and expressive, its like a paradise. If anyone can find time to make their way to Central Park, it is worth the trip. See you there!