Vice President & General Manager
Raffi Kaprelyan is the Vice President and General Manager of Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. Kaprelyan is responsible for the successful operation of Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park, the 320-room Knott's Berry Farm Hotel and Knott's Soak City Water Park. Kaprelyan also oversees the operations of Canada's Wonderland and California's Great America.
Kaprelyan is a 32-year veteran of Knott's Berry Farm where he began his career in park services before moving to ride operations. Kaprelyan became a supervisor at Knott's Berry Farm in 1993 and moved up the Knott's corporate ladder becoming assistant general manager of the park in 2005. In 2006 Kaprelyan was tapped as the general manager of the Cedar Fair Park, Canada's Wonderland, the position he held prior to his return to Knott's Berry Farm.
Kaprelyan studied at Fullerton College and Golden West College. He currently resides in Huntington Beach.
Knott's Berry Farm is a member of the Cedar Fair, L.P. family of amusement parks and water parks nationwide. The publicly traded partnership is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Knott's Berry Farm, Cedar Fair owns and operates eleven other amusement parks, five water parks, one indoor water park and six hotels.