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Walt Disney Imagineering is currently working on all new costumes for Epcot's World Showcase pavilions.  The new costumes will be introduced at the American Adventure and Mexico, with additional countries to follow.

Guest feedback has reportedly been indicating for some time that World Showcase is viewed as somewhat dated, with the costumes being identified as one of the biggest issues.  Imagineering is therefore moving to make World Showcase a more current version of the world, and not a historic interpretation.

Characters in Flight at Downtown Disney has been closed following an accident with a similar balloon at Hong Kong's Ocean park. As a precaution, the Downtown Disney balloon has been dismantled and removed for inspection, and is not expected to reopen in the near future. Aerophile President Jerome Giacomoni said in an email that “The balloon of Orlando was scheduled to be replaced in November. Instead of re-inflating it after the inspection — which is a significant cost — we have decided to take it down for now and expedite the replacement work. We don't know when it will reopen yet, but we hope soon."

The California Grill will be going down for an extensive 6 month refurb. It will close shortly after the new year on 1/6/2013. The Disney blog reports that the restaurant will be getting a major facelift as well as some menu tweaks.

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The Disney Parks Blog has released a few more pictures of the interior of the Be Our Guest restaurant located in the Fantasyland expansion.
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