The retirements keep rolling in at The Walt Disney Company. This morning Kevin Rafferty announced he will be retiring on April 1st and now Djuan Rivers, the vice president of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, has announced his retirement. Rivers has worked at Disney for 30 years. He has been at Disney’s Animal Kingdom since 2014.
Throughout the course of Rivers’ career, he has held leadership positions in many different areas of the company. These leadership positions have included vice president for hotels and business solutions at Disneyland Paris, vice president of Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii, vice president of Downtown Disney, vice president for new business development for Disney Parks, and also the general manager of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
Djuan Rivers also saw the completion of Pandora – The World of Avatar in his role of vice president of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Rivers announced his retirement on Facebook saying, “I am moving to Paris to start chapter 2 of my life, which will involve exploring the world full time.” A prolific traveler, Rivers has traveled to over 70 countries. Some of his travels can be found on his Instagram (@djuanworldtraveler).
Djuan Rivers is a native of Orlando Florida. He graduated from West Orange High School and went to college at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.