I've read and heard bits and pieces here and there on why Hong Kong Disneyland was built as a small park, but was hoping that someone could give me a more definitive answer. The one main line I've heard is basically that EuroDisney (Disneyland Paris) struggled immensely for years after opening and as a result when it came time for the next international park Eisner felt that it should be built small, like a boutique theme park. Granted that's a pretty quick and dirty version of what many seem to say, but I feel like there's gotta be more to it than that. Can anyone enlighten me? The overall size of the original park is small, there'a huge lack of rides/attractions... and why would they ever build a Magic Kingdom style park without the classic dark rides in Fantasyland? Blows my mind.