After the apparent successful August test of allowing the purchase of MagicBands without an existing RFID ticket or MagicBand, Disney will now be expanding the program to more retail locations.
Guests will be able purchase MagicBands without linking to a My Disney Experience account at most Walt Disney World locations, and even those off-site, including the Disney stores at Orlando International Airport, Hotel Plaza Blvd hotels, and the Outlet Malls.
The link-it-later option only applies to regular, solid colored MagicBands, and does not include the limited edition or graphic MagicBands.
Prior to this, a purchase of any MagicBand required the buyer to have an existing My Disney Experience account and RFID admission media for linking at the time of purchase. The new policy makes it possible to now by MagicBands as gifts or as part of a collection.