In life Mayor would have been the mayor of the town Thunder Mesa up until his untimely death in the year 1860 when a portion of the town was hit by a huge earthquake and sent into a canyon, killing all of it's inhabitants. Based on his appearance it is likely that mayor was decapitated during the accident, how this happened is currently unknown.
The Mayor appears at the beginning of the Phantom Canyon portion of the attraction. The character welcomes the guests as they pass by but as he tips his hat his head tips as well revealing his decapitated state. As he tips his hat he recites pieces of dialogue taken directly the Ghost Host from the original attractions.
- Ah, there you are! Welcome, foolish mortals
- There’s no turning back now! Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding
- We find it delightfully unlivable here in this ghostly retreat! Actually, we have 999 happy haunts here, but there’s room for a thousand. Any volunteers, hmm? If you should decide to join us, final arrangements may be made at the end of the tour.
- The voice of the character is provided by actor Paul Frees through the use of audio recordings taken for the Ghost Host
- The character's physical appearance is directly taken from the Dreamfinder animatronic from the extinct Disneyworld attraction Journey into Imagination
- Like most of the other ghosts in Phantom Canyon, the Mayor appears to be an animated corpse rather than a disembodied spirit
- The Mayor is holding a skull like "Key to the City".