About Us

Journalism is more than just writing.
Publishing news is more than just writing a post; it’s about providing readers with accurate, detailed information. We see it as a necessity to do just this in every post we publish. We strive to keep our readers informed and provide our viewpoint on a subject when appropriate, and we’re not hesitant to confess if we’re incorrect because journalism is all about honesty.

Vacations are precious.
Vacations aren’t just trips; they’re marvelous journies that are meant to be treasured forever. We believe that every vacation deserves good planning, which is why we provide absolutely complimentary vacation planning tools that are designed to help you experience everything there is to do at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood.

History
On May 31, 2014, World Of Universal was founded with the intention to provide Universal Orlando enthusiasts and visitors with stunning photos of the resort via social media; coverage of Universal Studios Hollywood began later in the year.

In 2015, we reached a new benchmark—the launching of WorldOfUniversal.com. We laid out a plan that would make this site distinctive, vibrant, user-friendly, and informative. Our vision was to make this site different from generic news sites. Our vision was to create a site where Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood enthusiasts and travelers could find the latest news as well as receive help for an upcoming trip, and we did just this with the launch of our blog, the World Of Universal NewsFlash, crowd calendars, and planning guides.

Today, World Of Universal helps thousands of users every month plan vacations and learn new details.

Our Objective
We strive to be the ultimate source for the latest Universal theme park news and the most efficient vacation planning source. With the help of our contributors, we publish several new posts every month and update our vacation planning tools frequently to ensure the newest information is always available.

Our Team

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.
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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
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Kimberly Castellotti-Ward
Voice Actor
Kimberly 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
Photographer
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."
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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.
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