Artificial lights have been all the rage since Thomas Edison perfected the electric “incandescent lamp” in 1879. However, candles — the most common source for lighting the night before 1879 — remain a fixture in many people’s lives. They are no substitute for lightbulbs in terms of practicality, but they are superior in providing atmosphere, especially when scented.

As you might have guessed, The Disney Company offers plenty of candles themed to their classic characters. Here is some more information on Disney candles, including some advice for using them safely and exchanging them when needed.


Different Types of Candles

The most standard design for the candle is a pillar of wax with a flammable wick running through it. Such candles often come in the shape of a cylinder or a tall cuboid. They can also emit special scents as the wax melts, though that is not unique to the type. On that note, you can find variations on this common design.

Votive candles, for example, are notable for coming in glass containers. They are named for their use in various religions, but they can add an atmosphere for other occasions. Clusters of tiny votive candles are stereotyped for relaxing baths and romantic evenings.

LED candles, also known as flameless candles, are something else altogether: they use LED lights rather than fire. The candle-based appearance is an attempt to provide the ambiance of candles without the potential fire hazard.


Staying Safe

On that note, lit candles — even Disney candles — do present a safety hazard. If you want an open fire anywhere around you, you should make sure that it is safe and contained. Here is some advice:

· If you leave the room, blow out the candle first. You never know what could happen while you are away, and they are easy to relight.

· Kill the flame before it kills the wick. Once that fire reaches the very bottom, it will leave a lot of melted wax and may not burn itself out.

· You know better than to touch or get close to the fire, but kids and pets might not.

· Keep the candle away from flammable materials and on a level surface. If something does happen, this lowers the risk of fire breaking out.


Tips for Removal

Votive candles can be a pleasure to keep around, but removing the melted wax from the glass holder takes a little time and work. You should first fill the container with hot water and soap, then keep it all in for a few minutes. This should loosen the wax enough that you can scrape most of it out with a spoon, or some other utensil.

If any remaining wax proves difficult to remove, you can simply refill the glass with water and give it a bit more time to loosen. After that, it should be good as new.


Disney Candles at Your WDW Store

It is with great pride and deepest pleasure that we, here at Your WDW Store, offer a delightful variety of Disney candles and accessories. These products can provide an atmosphere as well as any candle, with the addition of Disney charm and whimsy. Check out our fun selection today.