July 1955 – June 1990
- Merchandise – cigarettes, cigars, pipes, souvenir lighters and matchbooks
- Unique Features – Main Street Chief (who still stands proudly today)
The Fine Tobacco Shop on Main Street was a traditional small-town storefront, complete with old-fashioned lights, décor, and a curtained marquee. The store offered tobacco products to guests over 16, and each purchase came with a complimentary Disneyland matchbook. After purchasing tobacco, guests were free to enjoy their cigarettes and cigars within the park limits, so long as they did not take them on attractions…quite different than the rules today!
This closure isn’t much of a surprise. By the early 90s, anti-smoking messages became prevalent in the US, with smoking-sections in restaurants and airplanes being gradually phased out in favor of outright bans. In 1990, Disneyland followed suit, and no longer sold tobacco products in the parks. However, both Disneyland and California Adventure have designated smoking areas today, though these areas shrink every few years.
Fine Tobacco wasn’t the only shop on Main Street that would raise some eyebrows today; the original street also featured a lingerie shop!
In the early years of Disneyland, guests could smoke anywhere in the park…minus attractions and their queues.
The Westward Ho Trading Co. in Frontierland used to be a tobacco shop as well, and features its own chief outside the doorway.