With regards to The Welcoming, i'm not excited one bit yet. The name is underwhelming and I just have this feeling that its going to fall flat. I think they are trying to redo what they did with The Sanctuary and I feel that they are going to mess it up. I hope i'm proved wrong though!
So its not just me!
Since CoS used to open at 1pm unhindered in 2014. I can only assume that The Welcoming will either be a mostly outdoor maze, or otherwise have one of its main scenes, outdoors.
I personally think it will be either largely show-based, (like HoM) or be some form of scare-show rather than a maze.
Ask for location. Surely, it would have to be within 5min of the other mazes, which rules out haunted hollow and FV. Given that Altonville Mine Tours, Uncover The Legend of The Skin Snatchers's entrance is in X Sector, I think that the old location for Scary tales, is a very lightly candidate for The Welcoming's location.
This begs the question. Where will Freakshow be?