Lincoln Day Dinner FAQ

Q: Do I have to pay in advance?
A: Yes. Tickets are not reserved until payment is received.

Q: How is seating assigned?
A: 1) Sponsorship Table reservations consisting of (10) seats seated together in a prime location.
2) “999 Deal” Sponsorships will be seated in a designated preferred seating location.
3) Reservations for “Gold” ticket holders have seating at preferred tables.
4) Silver and Bronze ticket holders will fill-in the remaining tables.

Q: What does a Gold Ticket consist of?
A: All Gold ticket holders will be invited to join our featured keynote speaker – Herman Cain.  Attendees will mingle with elected officials along with various luminaries in a rooftop Cocktail Reception at the California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. It features a 1-hour cocktail reception, hand-crafted hors deouvres, along with the picturesque backdrop of the Magic Kingdom Park.  Guests will also have a photo opportunity with our Keynote Speaker.

Q: Will all guests on the same Purchase Order Form be seated together?
A: All Guests on a single Purchase Order Form we be seated together. This also includes anyone who purchases an entire table consisting of 10 guests.

Q: Where is the event being held?
A: Lincoln Day Dinner is being held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  It is located within the Magic Kingdom Resort Area at Walt Disney World.  Address: 4600 N. World Drive – Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Q: When Should I Arrive?
A: Be sure to allow enough time for travel on our busy Central Florida roadways.  We strongly advise Gold Ticket holders to arrive by 6:15 PM to assure easy entry to the VIP Reception and have time for the photo opportunity. All other guests should arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 PM.  The Dinner and Program will promptly start at 7:45 PM

Q: What about parking?
A: All guests have Complimentary Self-Parking.  The Security Cast Member at the entry of Disney’s Contemporary Resort will instruct guests to the designated parking area.

Q: What is the dress code?
A: Cocktail Chic.  Women are advised to wear a dress or professional attire.  Men are suggested to wear collared shirt and jacket.

Q: What about special dietary requirements?
A: Please contact the Event Coordinators if you require a vegetarian or gluten-free option.  Email inquiries to

Q: What happens in the Receptions prior to the Dinner and Program?
A: The VIP reception includes an opportunity to mingle with other guests and elected officials and of course to meet and take a photo with our speaker and other dignitaries. The Social Hour is designed for all Silver and Bronze ticket holders and is an opportunity to socialize and share in the excitement before dinner. Both the VIP Reception and Social Hour will feature a Silent Auction that will highlight amazing trips and political memorabilia.

Q: Will I receive a physical ticket to bring to the event?
A: No. Only your name is needed at Registration. Please have ready the Reservation Name if your ticket was purchased by someone other than yourself.  This will make the check-in process more efficient.

Q: Will everyone get a chance to meet the featured speaker?
A: The Lincoln Day Dinner draws hundreds from around our area.  Only Gold ticket purchasers are assured the opportunity to meet our speaker personally.

Q: Who else will be attending the dinner?
A: Many well-known elected officials and candidates are expected to be in attendance.

Q: Who can purchase tickets?
A: All individuals and U.S. business and corporations are welcome to purchase tickets and attend.

Q: Are children able to attend?
A: All children will be required to be in the guidance of either a parent and or guardian.  There will be no babysitting services available to our attendees.

Q: Who must complete the “Required Purchaser Information” part of the Purchase Order Form
A: Only the person or business who is actually buying the tickets (i.e their name is on the check or credit card). The information is not required for all guests unless their check or credit card is used.

Q: What if the “Required Purchaser Information” is incomplete?
A: We are not permitted by law to accept contributions without this information.  Therefore, the reservation will be null in void, and no tickets will be reserved until we can obtain the required information.

Q: Do I need to provide names on the Purchase Order Form?
A: Guest names must be provided on the Purchase Order Form.  Every guest is given a nametag upon check-in. All attendee names must be submitted at least one week prior to the event.  Final day to accept a guest list is Friday, May 11th.

Q: What happens with the money raised?
A: Funds raised at the Lincoln Day Dinner are used by the Orange County Republican Party to register Republican voters, get Republicans to the polls and assist Republican candidates in the general election.

Q: Is there anything else I need to know?
A: Purchases are considered contributions. Contributions to the Orange County Republican Executive Committee are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions permitted under federal law will be deposited into the OCREC federal account (OCREC’s federal component) unless otherwise designated and are subject to federal contributions limitations. Contributions not permitted under federal law will be deposited into the OCREC local committee account (OCREC’s non-federal component) as permitted by law. Contributions from foreign nationals are prohibited. Federal law requires political committees such as OCREC collect & report the name, employer, address and occupation of individuals contributing over $200/year.