Not sure where else to put this thread. I've been to Disneyland all of once - when I was twelve, in 1991. Upcoming trip in October is going to be really something...
I smoke a pipe now, but I collected pipes even as a little kid. I preferred them over toys, actually. When I was at DL in '91, the Main Street Tobacco Shop was still open. I purchased two pipes there: a cheap Medico in a sort of Yachtsman shape, and a nice calabash gourd with what I was guaranteed by the salesman was genuine meerschaum (it was actually porcelain, and I later had a shop replace it with a meerschaum bowl). I still have the calabash.
I've been told that there are pipes with Disneyland nomenclature (stamping/logo) on them. I've heard of briars with the stamp on the shank and/or a Mickey-shaped color spot on the stem, a cherrywood (similar to the larger pipes made by Ropp of France) with faces carved, and even some long clays with painted faces on the bowls. I'd really love to find one of these - any pipe with Disneyland markings on it. Ebay has turned up nothing, any time I've searched. I'm hoping someone here on MiceChat can verify that these exist and, better yet, might have one they'd be willing to part with. It'd get displayed, and (if it's not more intended for decoration, such as the long clays usually are) I may puff it at the park when I visit - in designated areas only, of course, I'm a very respectful smoker, though I do have a tendency to walk around with an unlit, empty pipe in my teeth most of the time.
If you see a tall guy chewing or smoking a pipe and wearing a black suit and a fedora-crease Panama hat in Disneyland or DCA between Oct. 28-Nov. 3, there's a 99% chance it's me. I'll leave that 1% just in case - you never know when your doppleganger might pop up.