In my role as Director of Alumni Relations, I have the opportunity to encounter Darlington alumni daily and find that our alumni have some pretty interesting careers, hobbies and interests. In this blog series, Alumni Encounters, we will highlight alumni whose careers and interests are fun and fascinating. Today I had the chance to catch up with Quincy Price (’07) and hear a little about his career with the Disney Corporation.
Quincy currently works as Guest Service Manager in Costuming at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World. He manages a large team of Cast Members covering the entire park. Quincy says “It’s my job to assist Mickey and Minnie and all their friends!”
Quincy was a four-year boarding student at Darlington and very involved in fine arts and served in the House Senate. He went on to study musical theater at Samford University in Birmingham. He left school for The Disney College Program and stayed in Orlando to begin his career with Walt Disney World. Quincy has held several roles in his career with the company and in his current role works more backstage with Cast Member Costuming and keeping their needs met all throughout Magic Kingdom Park. Quincy says, “There is not a day I don’t look forward to getting up and going to work.”
“My Darlington experience has impacted my entire life," said Quincy. "Darlington is such a school of the world that I had the opportunity to interact with people from all over the world and different backgrounds. I use those experiences every day at Walt Disney World because I literally work with people from all over the world and every walk of life. I met a guy at Disney from Korea recently and I was able to say that my roommate my freshman year at Darlington was from Korea; not many people can say that!”
Much like all of us, the world pandemic has affected Walt Disney World and Quincy, but the park reopened this week and Quincy looks forward to returning to the park soon and seeing Mickey and Minnie and all their friends.
Are you a Darlington alum (or know of one) with a career or interest that is fascinating and unique? We'd love to feature you in a future blog! Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get in touch!