Friday, January 04, 2013
Souvenir Friday- MAPO Sign Glendale California
A sign from MAPO (Manufacturing and Production Organization) which was the division within WED (and later WDI) that manufactured the ride systems and Audio Animatronic figures. The acronym also relates to Mary Poppins (hence the image of Mary on the sign) and the fact that profits from Mary Poppins were used to expand this division and for Walt Disney Productions to purchase WED. This sign is fairly recent, most likely left over from when WDI contracted with Garner Holt productions in 2012 for the manufacturing and maintenance of the Audio Animatronic figures.