14222 Lake Mary Jane Rd. Orlando, Fl. 32832 (407) 648.1867
About OSE

   In May 1989 Orlando Special Effects was created to support the needs of Corporate Events and Motion Picture Effects in Florida.  Within a year, we were incorporated and working all over the US.  Along the way, OSE joined the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and started supporting the Themed Entertainment Industry as well.  As we grew, the military took notice and invited our skilled team to provide unique and custom designed equipment for US Army Training.  We have been providing the Entertainment Industry with high-quality Special FX for over 15 years.  We are a service-oriented Company with hundreds of satisfied customers.

The core of Orlando Special Effects is the hard-working and talented employees who have experience, not only with OSE, but in many other areas of the entertainment industry as well.  Their outside relationships and experiences make OSE the truly unique Company it is.

Today, we continue to travel the globe providing our original style and equipment to the world of Special Effects.  We are looking forward to the next 15 years as we continue to grow and create Special Effects for many different venues and circumstances.


Andrew Nicholls ~ Owner / CEO

   Andy started in entertainment at the age of 16.  By 19, he was shooting large fireworks displays for a leading US based fireworks manufacturer. At age 23, he graduated collage with a degree in  Business Management and Technical Theater. Five years later, after jobs in theater, construction, and fireworks, he moved to Florida and worked for Disney, corporate meeting planners, and on motion pictures. He opened Orlando Special Effects in 1989.

   Now  with over 25 years experience in the fireworks and entertainment industry he has been appointed a position on the National Fire Protection Association committee on special effects. This committee writes the standards and codes for the use of indoor pyrotechnics, 
flame and fire effects. 

Tanya, Andy, Ron, & Neal

Blew up a car at the PGI National Convention

Andy rigs a boat to explode ~ Eliminator
Tim and Neal inside a volcanoe ~ Rain Forest Cafe