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It's true. I was working the ride that day. The car came down and his head... wasn't in it.
The Cranium Shaker operator

The unidentified Cranium Shaker operator at the boardwalk operates the Cranium Shaker when Greg Heffley goes on the ride. He appears in Dog Days, where he has long straight hair and a mustache, and his film adaptation, where he has dark brown wavy hair and has a cold gaze.


Dog Days[]

Greg pays for a ticket then the operator locks him in a cage. During the ride, Greg tried to get his attention to stop the ride but wasn't able to hear him because he had pounding heavy metal music playing.[1]

Dog Days (2012 film)[]

Right before starting the ride, the operator confirms the fate of an unnamed victim of the Cranium Shaker and says he worked the ride on the day the victim died. He then warns Greg and Rowley Jefferson to not rock the car back and forth when they get to the top.


  • Based off of illustrations of him, this Cranium Shaker operator is estimated at a height between 5' 10" (177.8 cm) and 5' 11" (180.34 cm) tall. However, this is entirely conjecture, as his height has never been stated definitively within the series.




  1. Dog Days, pages 181-182