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New Disney Tech: Legendary Lanny Smoot & The Omni Directional Floor

New Tech: Legendary Lanny Smoot & The Omni Directional Floor Lanny-Smoot-Omni-Directional-Floor

If you love seeing new Disney technology, you are in the right place! What better way to spend a Sunday than thinking about all the possibilities ahead? Some might not be as far away as we think, with Disney Legends like Lanny Smoot working hard to make the impossible possible. Recently inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Lanny Smoot is a Disney Research Fellow and Imagineer with a brand new trick up his sleeve that has to be seen to be believed. Hear more about his fascinating career, as well as a special look at the new Omni Directional Floor in the works at Disney.

Join us as we stop by to congratulate Lanny Smoot, the Disney Research Fellow and Imagineer behind mind-blowing special effects like making Madame Leota float inside the Haunted Mansion and our state-of-the art Star Wars lightsabers, is being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame! Lanny is the first Disney Imagineer to receive this prestigious recognition and only the second individual from The Walt Disney Company to be inducted — the first being Walt Disney, honored posthumously for the multiplane camera.


Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

Join Zoë as she lets you in on all the tips, tricks, anecdotes, and embarrassments that arise from her family adventures.


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