The founder of Orlando United, Brian has been involved in the theme park community since 2002.
He has regularly visited all Orlando parks since he was a child, and his love for discussing all aspects of the Orlando theme parks led to his decision to open OU and it’s forums on February 29, 2008. He considers Orlando his second home, visits the Orlando parks regularly, and has attended Halloween Horror Nights for the past 14 years.
Outside of the theme park world, Brian loves all Miami sports, is a beer connoisseur, and his happily engaged to his beautiful fiance.
Andrew, aka Hatetofly, or Hate, is originally from Seattle, Wa; but has been a Florida Resident for the last 15+ years. He is a lover of all theme parks, but Universal is his favorite, and happens to be a huge Halloween Horror Nights fan as well.
Some label him as an insider, to which he will respond, “I’m not an insider merely a creator of conversation or instigator of imagination.”
Outside of theme parks, Hate is husband to his amazing wife and father to 2 wonderful children. He also enjoys travelling and Seahawk & Jaguar football.
When it comes to theme parks, everything changed for Drew back in 2002 after a visit to Universal Orlando. The first ride on the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man changed his perceptions on theme parks and as an outlet found sites dedicated to the Universal parks. Along the way, he met some people and then in 2008 we opened the doors to Orlando United.
Being from New York, OU was one of the ways that has always made Drew feel connected to the parks and to share his passion with others, whether it be a comment on the message board or a 3 hour long podcast.
Asides from OU, Drew enjoys sports, film, writing, music, and just being a general smart ass.