Professor Garrett Reed is the main character of the Jungle River Cruise: Curse of the Emerald Trinity Halloween overlay at Hong Kong Disneyland's Jungle Cruise in 2015.
Garrett Reed was an archaeologist known for unethical practices and an obsession with forbidden knowledge and immortality accused of being primarily a self-interested grave robber after a controversial Egyptian expedition. In 1929, his membership in the Society of Explorers and Adventurers was revoked by Lord Henry Mystic, with the organization seeking to revoke his memberships from other organizations.
Reed also developed a rivalry with archaeologist Indiana Jones, after seeking to loot a golden idol in Peru, presumably to sell on the black market to fund his lifestyle. Jones was able to keep the idol out of private hands and place it under scientific research, but Reed got away.
By December 8, 1932, Reed was on the run from the authorities while seeking out his greatest obsession: The Emerald Trinity, a cursed set of jewels said to grant immortality to whoever could get them out of their native jungle alive. He stole a boat from the Jungle Navigation Company to steal two of these jewels only to be murdered by animate vines protecting the emeralds.
Appearances and allusions
Jungle River Cruise: Curse of the Emerald Trinity
Curse of the Emerald Trinity focused around Reed's former partner, the Navigator, leading an expedition down river to find him and take back the cursed gems. When arriving at his camp, shadows from inside show Reed being killed by the cursed jungle vines consuming him and taking the gem back. After this incident, the Navigator reveals they have one of the other gems and the curse begins to target our boat.
Garrett Reed was rivals with Indiana Jones and competed with him for the Chachapoyan Fertility Idol from the films.
- Curse of the Emerald Trinity implies Reed to have competed with Jones for the Fertility Idol from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) years before Jones actually found the idol. It is likely that this was simply another Peruvian golden idol which Jones sought after.