Orlando FL Moving Companies

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Coleman American Companies - Orlando
Orlando FL movers, Coleman American Companies, Inc. is a full service worldwide moving and storage company that is dedicated to serving the needs of corporations,...

US DOT: 76235

MC: 15735

Coleman American Companies - Orlando

Official Van Lines
When you consider all the steps you need to take in order to complete your move, you quickly realize that one of the most critical steps towards a...

US DOT: 2468122

MC: 853243

Official Van Lines

All American Moving and Storage Inc.
All American Moving and Storage is a South Florida-based moving company that is family owned and operated. We specialize in residential, commercial,...

US DOT: 2811689

Intra: IM2564

MC: 937315

All American Moving and Storage Inc.

US DOT: 1902673

MC: 683463

 

Move On Relocation
Orlando relocation quotes, Not all moving companies are created equal, not even close. Most moving companies you come across have standards about as high as their ankles. Their...

US DOT: 2016813

MC: 938821

Move On Relocation

Zip Moving & Storage
Zip’s professional movers will move any type of furniture, from basic pieces to delicate antiques to grand pianos. Zip Moving & Storage has made it...

US DOT: 2586700

MC: 906669

Zip Moving & Storage

Unlimited Moving LLC
Moving companies Orlando Florida, As many moving companies in Tampa do, Unlimited Moving offers a wide variety of services, from commercial moves for small and large companies to...

US DOT: 2119975

Intra: IM1931

MC: 764907

Unlimited Moving LLC

You Move Me- FL
Everyone is different, and no two moves are ever the same. That’s why we offer a variety of local moving services—so we can tailor your moving...

Intra: IM2825

You Move Me- FL

Bekins Moving Solutions
I bet you can think of about 10,000 other things you would rather do than pack up and move your home or business. Moving can be a frustrating fact of...

US DOT: 716970

Intra: IM950

MC: 224537

Bekins Moving Solutions

Gold Star Moving LLC
Moving from place to place is like starting a new life. Make your first new life memory a good one by choosing Gold Star Moving. Gold Star Moving is...

US DOT: 3079381

MC: 66661

Gold Star Moving LLC

Prime Storage Systems Inc.
Moving to Hawaii or moving from Hawaii can be just as easy as one, two, three, it all depends on which relocation service you are using. At Prime...

US DOT: 2109775

MC: 735596

Prime Storage Systems Inc.

Gulf Moving Systems
Your peace of mind is important to us. That's why we take time to offer so many services. Gulf Moving Systems offers: • Flexible pricing options. We...

US DOT: 716970

Intra: 005203008C

MC: 224537

Gulf Moving Systems

Colonial Van Lines
Orlando Florida movers, Colonial Van Lines is the preferred choice for all your long distance moving needs. With over 50 years of experience, and over 200 professional...

US DOT: 1434373

MC: 681534

Colonial Van Lines

All My Sons Moving & Storage of Fort Lauderdale
We are committed to our customers' satisfaction. Our highly-trained professionals make your moving experience as pleasant and hassle-free as...

US DOT: 1589608

Intra: IM1451

MC: 588407

All My Sons Moving & Storage of Fort Lauderdale

Alaska Terminals, Inc.
Orlando, Alaska Terminals, Inc. is based in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska with branch offices in Fairbanks, Alaska as well as in Seattle, Washington. For the...

US DOT: 125550

MC: 79658

Alaska Terminals, Inc.

Orlando, Florida

Moving to Orlando can be like taking a permanent vacation. That’s what Walt Disney had in mind when relocating from Orlando from California. He knew that the city was situated in an ideal climate for year-round fun in the sun.

Orlando moving companies stay busy because the hundreds of theme parks, hotels and resorts that grew up around Disney World need many people to keep them functioning and operable. As an international tourist attraction, Orlando is better poised to weather financial storms than some other parts of Florida, and this draws workers from all over Florida.

Economy:
Tourism is the most important part of Orlando’s economy. Family-oriented theme parks draw tens of millions of visitors each year, and business conventions are another important source of income. The Orange County Convention Center, which was expanded in 2004, is now the second-largest convention center in the United States.

Beautiful experiences aren’t the only thing that Orlando manufactures. The warm climate and wide-open spaces have drawn many firms that do their business out-of-doors, especially manufacturers and aeronautics companies. Lockheed-Martin has an important plant in the area, and so do other engineering firms such as Westinghouse, Siemens, KDF and General Dynamics. The United States government is also an important employer; the U.S. Air Force and NASA each have large bases within commuting distance of Orlando.

History:
The first European settlement in the Orlando area was Fort Gatlin, which was located somewhat to the south of the present-day city limits. The community that grew up around the fort was originally known as Jernigan, which was the name of one of the founding families.

Jernigan officially changed its name to Orlando in 1856, but history is unclear as to the origins of the name. Some say that Judge James Speer, who had helped Orlando become the county seat of Orange County, named the town in honor of a respected employee. Others claim that Speer named the town after a character in William Shakespeare’s play As You Like It.

A third story suggests that an oxen drover named Mr. Orlando was buried near Jernigan and his grave became a landmark. The most popular story, however, is that a young soldier named Orlando Reeves fired a warning shot at an attacking Indian while on guard duty. His shot drew his attackers’ attention, and he was killed soon afterward. By his sacrifice, he had saved the fort from ambush, and the town renamed itself in honor of him.

Orlando began as an agricultural area. In the early twentieth century, its citrus groves were the most important part of the economy. Unfortunately, the groves were decimated in 1926 by an invasion of Mediterranean fruit flies. This sent Orlando into a slump. It wasn’t until Walt Disney surveyed the area in 1956 and bought the land for DisneyWorld that the local economy began a genuine recovery.

Tourism:
Ever since the grand opening of Walt Disney World in 1971, Orlando has been the home of some of the highest-quality theme parks in the world. Disney World itself is divided into several parks; some of its highest-recommended attractions are the Animal Kingdom, the Epcot Center, Hollywood Studios and the Magic Kingdom.

The magic isn’t limited to Disney World. Universal Studios has spectacular attractions, including roller-coaster rides themed around popular Universal Studios movies. For a nature-themed attraction, visit one of the beautiful sea parks: Sea World, Discovery Cove or Aquatica. These offer up-close encounters with live animals, including dolphins, fish, macaws, penguins, polar bears and more. For a really down-and-dirty look at nature (at a lower price than a theme park), visit Gatorland. This long-running zoo has been around since 1949, and it offers a close-up view of alligators and their handlers. Gator wrestling is on the menu, and you can even pay to be a “Gator Trainer for a Day.”

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Interesting Facts:

  • Orlando is known as “The City Beautiful,” but many locals call it by another nickname: “O-Town.”
  • Jack Kerouac, the renowned Beat author, was living in Orlando’s College Park neighborhood when his famous novel "On the Road" was published.
  • Because Orlando is a popular tourist destination for families, many hotels offer in-room babysitting services for a small additional fee.

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