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Lanny Smoot Becomes The Second Person From Disney, Since Walt Disney Himself, To Get Inducted Into The National Inventors Hall Of Fame

Disney Research Fellow and Imagineer Lanny Smoot has been inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame.          

Jan 22, 2024

Walt Disney Company Imagineer Lanny Smoot Makes History By Earning 102 Patents

The happiest place on earth is made possible by Disney luminaries — including people like Lanny Smoot. Smoot works as Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development Imagineer and wears Disney’s highest badge of honor in technical research as a Disney Research Fellow. Lanny Smoot has worked for Walt Disney for over two decades and is the creative mastermind behind the technologies at attractions such as Madame Leota’s floating head seen in the Séance Room at the Haunted Mansion attraction, Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure, and the virtual and interactive koi ponds at the Crystal Lotus Restaurant at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Disney Parks reports. “We’re always trying to give our guests new experiences – things that they have not seen anywhere else in the world. I’m proud to be a part of the research and development organization at Disney because we are constantly adding to our parks, our cruise ships, and more,” Lanny Smoot said, according to Disney Parks. “Some ideas that we...

Feb 7, 2022