Arriving in Orlando
There are many times you have to arrive in Orlando prior to your Walt Disney World Vacation. It could be the flights the night/day before are just too good to pass up vs. arriving day of. You might have to work and want to get there in the evening.
Our case was that we had four households convening from four different locations. One household wanted to go see Universal, another had to work then leave, the other two were pretty much free to do whatever.
There's two scenarios I would suggest.
First, stay at an airport hotel with a shuttle. In the morning, have your shuttle take you to arrivals on the B side of the airport. Check in, take your luggage with you, and take the Magical Express to the resort.
Second, get a room only room at a Value Resort on property. Take the Magical Express from the airport, then, in the morning, for $25, take a Minnie Van to your resort.
Four members of our group stayed at a Universal hotel, then taxi'd to the resort. An option, but probably the least cost effective.
We did the first option. It was OK, but I paid a little over $200 for a Holiday Inn Express which was average for the airport hotels. I think the second option would put me time and money ahead, plus a little more time at the resort or Disney Springs.