|Where||South of the Town and Plaza|
- Were you looking for the Welcome Solo?
The Welcome Center, also referred to as the Hub temporarily, was a cancelled room in Club Penguin. The room was designed to serve as an introduction to the game, geared towards younger players. However, due to developers being too busy with other projects at the time, the room was never made.
This room went through several iterations over the course of two years before being canceled. The room's purpose, although in a much simpler form, was later used as the Welcome Solo room, which itself was originally going to be located south of this room.
First finished iteration
The first finished version version of the room was made in June 2009. It was first publicly shown on page 18 of The Awesome Official Guide to Club Penguin, where it was labeled as "coming soon". This was sneak peek was planned as exclusive to the book.
The room would have contained a Fluffy the Fish fountain, a Tour Guide building, which would have been a replacement for the Tour Booth in the Ski Village, and a gazebo. There would have also been news board used for finding igloo parties, that would have allowed players to create posters to put on the board.
Unknown iteration (1)
This iteration does not feature any buildings, but instead features a large tree in the center, with a spiral staircase around it leading upward to an unknown location, with a barrel suspended by rope seemingly leading upward as well. The notice board is present. More paths to other rooms were added, as well as player's igloos, all labeled clearly with signs, as opposed to the usual directional arrow signs.
Unknown iteration (2)
This iteration has not been fully displayed, but is seen partially in other concepts. In a concept for an earlier version of the Welcome Solo, it is seen in the distance. It was also seen on map concept art. Both concepts display a large tower, although its design differs. The map concept also has an archway next to igloos, similar to the iteration in the above concept.
- According to Polo Field on Twitter, the Town's redesign from 2012 incorporated elements from this room. This includes the notice board, although in the Town it was only decorative, and did not have the function it was planned to have in the Welcome Center.