The problems with Tiger River Run are no excuse for Kali to be an extremely weak and disappointing ride.Since everyone's talking about Kali, I'll bite;
Kali River Rapids was designed to be Tiger River Run - the Asian counterpart to the iconic Kilimanjaro Safaris. So the rapids would presumably tame and the focus and draw of the ride would be that of Kilimanjaro Safaris. I presume that much like the poacher storyline of the Safari, the deforestation story of this ride would havw been secondary to wildlife.
The problem is that Tiger River Run was a poorly thought out ride. Rapids rides are not a good ride system for animal encountering; it's a terrible one. The rapids are problematic for the animals themselves, because they're loud and will cause stress for animal inhabitants, and the speed and general way of a rapid ride takes away from animal viewing; such a ride would need to be done with a boat similar to Jungle Cruise. So with that scrapped, you have Kali River Rapids.
Kali River Rapids is barebones as a concept without the animals. It is barebones because it:
1. Is too tame to rely all too much on thrills.
2. Does not have 'scenes' - only one. Scenes make the ride exciting, grandiose scenes are the fun climaxes of the ride. In Kali, there is only one scene so the rest is just wandering along a river; beautiful filler.
3. Is very thin on plot.
4. Without thrills, is far too short.
That said, if they put some money into it, it'd be a really good ride.
Grizzly River Run doesn't have any animals, show scenes or animatronics either, but it's still an incredibly fun ride.
If the right amount of money had been spent on Kali, it could've been that as well