WDWMagic.com user pheneix reported yesterday that Walt Disney Imagineering underwent a round of substantial layoffs that likely included higher level members of Imagineering. Friday afternoon, several other sites picked up the story and names of well known Imagineers started to be listed. No names have been confirmed by the original source, but Imagineer Joe Rohde was questioned on Twitter by user @, "please tell me the rumors aren't true" and Rohde responded with, "I don't think so."
The original poster of this report condemned those that mentioned names in a follow up post on WDWMagic. Twitter user and host of the Radio Harambe podcast, @JamboEveryone reported that Joe Rohde informed him, "as far as he knows, he is still at WDI."
We will update this article as more information arises and names are confirmed.