Twisters and typhoons: America's wildest natural disaster rides

Hurricane season is here and while these massive storms are no laughing matter, theme parks have been finding ways to turning these deadly disasters into thrilling experiences for decades.

Adrenaline junkies have always been fascinated by natural disasters-- just ask any professional storm chaser. Thanks to the creative ride designers at some of the world's best theme parks like Universal and Disney World, thrill seekers can quiet their curiosities without risking any actual danger.

Although some of these rides have since closed, their legacy lives on in never attractions and many have developed an eternal cult following.

And while theme parks have been setting the stage by simulating the feeling of real-life storms, independent attractions are also making their mark with massive adventures of their own. Just last year, the Ark Encounter opened in Kentucky allowing visitors to climb aboard the Biblical vessel that saved life from the most famous of floods. Meanwhile in China, a company is currently constructing a full-size recreation of the Titanic. Set to open in October, this attraction will feature a simulation of smashing into an iceberg and sinking.


But before we climb abord the Titanic, let's blast through the top five greatest disaster-themed attractions of all time.