About World Of Universal

World Of Universal is the ultimate source for the latest Universal theme park news. Our website extensively covers Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood, provides the latest news for international Universal theme parks, and provides limited information on the greater Orlando and Los Angeles area.

World Of Universal was originally founded on May 31, 2014; we provided our viewers with Universal Orlando coverage via social media until we officially launched a website in 2015 and expanded our coverage to Universal Studios Hollywood. That same year we introduced complimentary vacation planning tools to help travelers get the most out of their vacations. Today, we now cover more destinations than ever before through our blog and monthly NewsFlash episodes.

Our website features an obsessively updated blog that provides news, tips, reviews, updates, and more, a monthly news segment called the World Of Universal NewsFlash, and vacation planning tools equipped with crowd calendars and planning guides.

World Of Universal has been featured on various sites including Fox News. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for additional content.


John S. Sala

John S. Sala

Writer and Video Producer

​John Sala was born and raised in South Florida. He has visited Universal Orlando since the age of four and has been a passholder to the resort since 2013. John is an avid theme park fan who has a passion for journalism, photography, videography, digital art, and website designing. John's goal is to provide our community with insight tips, news, updates, and anything else to make your vacation to Universal Orlando or Universal Studios Hollywood the best it can be!

Tyler Murillo

Tyler Murillo

Writer

Tyler Murillo was born and raised in South Florida. He has been an avid fan of theme parks since his first trip to Universal's Islands of Adventure at the age of six. Being a Universal Orlando annual passholder for many years has allowed him to visit the resort numerous times over the course of a year; he considers the resort his second home. Tyler currently attends a university and has a passion for both writing and photography. His goal is to provide helpful tips, park updates, and any news to keep our community up-to-date.

Kimberly Castellotti-Ward

Kimberly Castellotti-Ward

Voice Actor

Kimberly Joy runs a real estate brokerage firm in South Florida with her husband, Thomas. The two have been passionate Universal Orlando fans since 2000 ― when they honeymooned at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. They have been hooked ever since, and now share the love on all things Universal with their two sons. Previously, Kimberly worked in heavy metal management and in radio in New York City as her career. She also spent time doing on-air talent as well as commercial voice overs. Kimberly has done various hosting jobs and promotional videos along the way, prior to her real estate career.

Bianca Marquez

Bianca Marquez

Website Contributor

Bianca Marquez is a young adult who was born and raised in the state of California; she now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bianca, who has visited Universal Studios Hollywood since 2001 and is now an annual passholder to the park, has also visited Universal Orlando several times. Her interest for theme parks persuaded her to create an Instagram theme park page under the name "ThemeParkPhotos."

Christy Mei

Christy Mei

Website Contributor

Christy Mei was born and raised in South Florida. She has been an annual passholder to Universal Orlando since 2013 and has visited the resort since 2004. Christy enjoys photography, videography, traveling, fashion, and theme parks. She has her own YouTube channel where she likes to show her personality through the camera lens. Her goal is to provide our community with helpful tips and recipes to recreate popular foods from the parks.

Hannah Massacr

Hannah Massacr

Social Media Contributor

Hannah is a teenager and a native Floridian who has been going to Universal Orlando Resort since she was five years old. Her frequent visits to the resort with her family ultimately led to the creation of her YouTube channel (H.R. Massacr), where she documents her adventures. Hannah has a passion for entertainment and hopes to one day work at the theme parks. When she's not at the parks, she can be found planning her next trip.