By Hal Boedeker
3:19 PM EDT, May 14, 2013
Where in the world is Matt Lauer?
Well, he'll be at Universal Orlando next week. NBC's "Today" will stop at the theme park on Thursday, May 23.
The visit is part of a five-day road trip for the "Today" team of Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist. The trip is being called "Today's Great American Adventure," and NBC News says it's the first time the "Today" team has broadcast together from five different remote locations in a week.
The program starts in Honolulu on Monday, jumps to Yellowstone National Park on May 21 and shifts to Chicago on May 22.
"Today" said that "a wild ride is undoubtedly in store" in Orlando on May 23.
Could the show revisit the Casey Anthony case? Guthrie recently conducted a memorable interview with Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. about the trial.
The final stop, on May 24, will be the Jersey Shore. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be a guest and discuss the state's efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Christie also serves as a "Today" guest co-host in the the 8 a.m. hour. Of note for music fans: the band fun. will deliver a live concert on the shore.
NBC and Universal Orlando are both properties of NBCUniversal. The theme park is likely to get some major TV love from "Today" as summer begins.
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