Garrett Reed was an unethical archaeologist and member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers in the 1920s. Due to a controversial Egyptian expedition in 1929, Reed would have his membership to the society stripped by one Lord Henry Mystic who was revolted by Reed's actions. Garrett would also become enemies with rival archaeologist Indiana Jones as Garrett would often sell archaeological findings on the black-market such as an ancient idol in Peru that he competed with Jones for.
By 1932, Reed had become a wanted criminal and also became obsessed with three mystical emeralds known as the Emerald Trinity. These being three jewels defended by the jungle which would grant immortality to whomever took possession of them. In his attempt to steal the jewels, Reed would be attacked by jungle vines aiming to protect the emeralds which killed him and shoved his body into the dirt.
Reed is a supporting-antagonist within this Halloween overlay for Hong Kong Disneyland's Jungle Cruise. Extraneous information on him is given in the queue and he is directly encountered within a base camp where guests witness his murder.