Ron Kline opened his first rental go-kart themed amusement area, "Ronny's Rent-A-Kart", just outside of Washington, D.C., in 1962. In 1967, he and his wife Mary moved to Florida and began looking for an opportunity to establish a family entertainment park in the Orlando area.
On February 1, 1968, "Lil 500 Go-Karts" opened the original go-kart track, now known as the "Family Track", just north of Maitland. Over the years, the Orlando attraction has featured a Mini-Bike track, a Giant Slide, a Back-Hoe Dig, and Miniature Golf.
Lil 500 Go-Karts had a "Family Track" with double seated karts to accommodate an adult and small child, a "Moto Track" for the more adventurous, the original "Fastrac" which is an exciting driving experience for those 10 years of age and older, and two covered-fenced picnic areas for parties and groups
After almost 55 years of continuous family operation and the unexpexted passing of Ron and Mary, we (the Kline family) decided it was best to close our doors. It has been our honor and privilege to serve Central Florida, we will miss you all.